As part of a national effort to raise funds and awareness during National Hunger Action Month, Mayor Thomas Kelaher and Councilmen Jeffrey Carr and Mo Hill helped bag groceries Wednesday at the ShopRite on Fischer Boulevard.
“We’re happy to participate,” said Mayor Kelaher. “Together we can make a difference for those in need.”
ShopRite and General Mills partnered in the effort, which runs until the end of September. During this time, shoppers will be asked by a cashier if they would like to donate a minimum of one-dollar to help fill the shelves of local community food banks.
Wearing a grey apron printed with the words, “Fight Hunger,” Councilman Carr said he felt privileged to help out.
“It’s about giving back to our community and helping feed those less fortunate,” Carr said.
“I think it is important that we raise awareness and this is such a great cause to fight hunger,” Councilman Hill said as he finished bagging up an order.
“Help Bag Hunger” is part of the ShopRite Partners year-round In Caring Program, community based initiative, which has donated more than $27 million to 1,700 charities that provide food assistance throughout the Northeast.