Saker ShopRite Marks Grand Opening with $10K Donation

Foodbank of Monmouth Ocean Counties receives giant check

To help celebrate the grand opening of its newest store in , Saker ShopRite president Richard Saker gave a $10,000 donation to the Foodbank of Monmouth Ocean Counties.

The donation came as part of the ribbon-cutting for the store, which is at Route 166 and 37 in the Crossroads Center.

President Saker said that through the ShopRite Partners in Caring initiative, the large gift as well as smaller fundraising campaigns throughout the year were possible. The Foodbank of Monmouth Ocean Counties applauded Saker Shoprite for its support, both in small and large monetary campaigns, gifts of food and community support.

suz November 20, 2011 at 12:47 AM
Wow, very generous of Mr. Saker. I am sure they can use the donation with the holidays approaching fast.
Sharon November 20, 2011 at 12:59 AM
too bad the money is going to an organization in Monmouth county that charges the local pantries for the food the public donates for free and half the time it is expired- I guess he doesn't realize there is a need right here in Ocean County with our local foodbank network.
rick November 20, 2011 at 12:56 PM
to bad he doesnt take care of his employees that work hard for nothing
Notorious Hag November 20, 2011 at 03:25 PM
Wow! No good deed goes unpunished. I'm amazed by the hatred from all the union crazies!
Mattie November 20, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Sharon, that foodbank DOES serve Ocean county as well. (Hence the name "Foodbank of Monmouth/Ocean Counties"). Also, if you're going to strongly 'imply' there's something shady about this charity, perhaps you need to back it up with links and evidence. I looked them up and could find not one, single negative mark against them... Here's one example of their charitable rating: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=6796
Eggs-n-Toast November 20, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Union crazies? I don't know what you mean by that, Hag, but I too am always amazed by the bitterness and vindictiveness of way too many readers and posters on the Patch(es). No matter what story, no matter how devestated - or lucky- people may be who are involved in the news story- people are never satisfied with the punishments. Everyone "belongs in jail!!" Everyone "deserves to be strung up!" Get em! Jail Em! Sue Em! Gotta BLAME someone! They are always shouting: "Illegal Aliens!" "Welfare cheats!" Holy cow, so many sad, bitter, unhappy people shooting off their mouths against others- everyday, all the time. That ugliness is so unhealthy for them, and everyone around them.
1stcav November 20, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Oh the Humanity..eggsntoast ; can I get a Bloody Mary with them , easy on the butter..Thanks LOL + 2 hugs
Ken November 20, 2011 at 06:51 PM
I have an idea, why not lower your food prices some so the rest of us don't go hungry. When the new store had opened I was hoping I found a new place to shop. After going there and seeing they are no cheaper and actually more expensive than other stores in the area it looks like Foodtown has nothing to worry about. I for one will just keep shopping at Foodtown where prices are about the same if not cheaper, plus you can actually alk through the aisles, unlike Shop Rite if there are two people going in opposite directions forget it. Plus I know at least while I was there they had baggers at check out, but I also had one complaining how much he hated bagging. Well I don't need to hear complaints and the store has only been opened a few days. I pack my own groceries so I don't need to hear the complaining.
Shore Skeptic November 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but rumor has it the Toms River, Bayville, and Hazlet Footown stores may soon disappear.
Ken November 20, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Well there is still BJ's and Walmart I guess. If only we could get a Super Walmart around here than there would be no problems.
Martin November 21, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Rt. 37 ShopRite has same owner as Rt. 70 (Brick) ShopRite, and I had seen higher prices there than at Fischer Blvd. ShopRite. Less crowded, great bakery, meats, seafood, deli (and friendly, helpful employees) in the bargain at Fischer/Bay store. (Before you negative types respond... No --I'm not an employee, manager or stockholder. I just think it's a good supermarket.)
Martin November 21, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Have you seen the paltry few (stale) groceries at local WalMarts? No, thanks.
Ken November 21, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Martin while Walmart may not have a lot of goceries my point was I would sooner shop there or BJ's than at Shop Rite. Still hoping for a Super Walmart. I have never been to the Fischer Blvd SR so I will have to take your word for it. I have heard the Saker SR were more expensive and not as good as the others and I do believe that.
Ken G November 21, 2011 at 01:18 AM
The new shop rite was horrible! Especially how the employees were being treated by both customers and fellow workers! We're sticking the the Fisher Boulevard one.
Ken November 21, 2011 at 01:58 AM
I did not see the employees being treated badly, what happened?
Randy martin October 07, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Yea what happened? i go there all time and they have a big hot foods section in the back,they have a Big grill were u can custom order food or get entrees,olive bar,salad bar, they have a cheese department , Chinese food that's better than Fischer and most of the employees at rt 37 are young and lively and the Fischer shoprite has alot of old miserable employees who when u check out they don't ask how r u or if u have coupons or a card
Ken G October 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Woah old comments, its alot more nicer there now! Probably just opening week stress that day.


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