ShopRite Contest Promotes Reusable Bags and Helps Fight Hunger
ShopRite Partners in Caring has collaborated with General Mills for their second annual “Designed to Fight Hunger” contest. The objective is to create original designs that could be featured on a reusable shopping bags to raise awareness about the issue of hunger.
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $2 million annually to more than 1,700 qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Since its founding in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $27 million to more than 1,700 charities, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need.
For this collaboration “Designed to Fight Hunger”, the winning design will be available on their reusable bags in all 250 ShopRite locations. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500.00 along with a $2,500.00 donation to his or her local food bank.
“Raising awareness of the issue of hunger is at the heart of the mission of ShopRite Partners in Caring,” said spokeswoman Christine Magyarits. “Our customers have always been dedicated to helping us in this mission and this contest is a great way to enlist their generous spirit in the fight against hunger.”
The judge’s panel will include last year’s contest winner, Williamstown, NJ resident Katrice Sylvester. Katrice’s design (see photo below)
is currently available on reusable bags throughout ShopRite stores in six states. Passionate about helping those in need in her community, as the grand prize winner, Katrice also received a generous donation to her local food bank, the Food Bank of South Jersey.
You can enter your unique designs at BagDesignContest.com and all entries must be submitted by December 31, 2013.