Shop'n Save Grocery Stores Make Donation To Food Bank in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Jeff Oravitz
April 15, 2020 - 4:34 pm
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Shop'n Save grocery stores in Pittsburgh and other areas have donated $10,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Westmoreland County Food Bank to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

The donation comes from the combined effort of 80 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York and West Virgini.

In a release, Don Fabian, senior merchandiser, UNFI said, "The customers and employees of Shop'n Save have felt the impact of COVID-19 hit close to home in unique ways. We've watched our communities respond to this unprecedented situation with strength and resilience and we've been awestruck by the continued optimism and everyday acts of kindness witnessed from shoppers and staff alike.  It's truly been a moving experience. The independent retailers across Shop'n Save locations feel strongly about doing their part as well by giving back to organizations and populations in need during these uncertain times."

"We are extremely grateful to Shop'n Save for their financial contribution during this global pandemic," said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. "They have always been a great partner and this donation will allow us to feed more of our neighbors, so that putting food on the table is one less worry for them in this uncertain time."

In addition to the monetary donation, Shop'n Save is also offering a ten percent discount on store gift cards to food banks, food kitchens and food pantries throughout the region, which would enable those organiztions to distribute gift cards to those in need at a lower cost.

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