Hundreds of volunteers will collect non-perishable items and financial donations at nearly 200 Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for the Feeding Our Families food driveNBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 news anchors and reporters will visit collection locations to thank event volunteers and encourage local giving
August 28, 2023, New York: NBC 4 New York / WNBC, Telemundo 47 / WNJU and Stop & Shop will host a large-scale food drive on Saturday, September 9 to support eight regional food banks. The Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food collection and volunteer recruitment drive will take place at nearly 200 Tri-State Stop & Shop locations between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM. Viewers can stop by any one of these locations to donate non-perishables food and personal hygiene items to help their neighbors in need.
NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and Stop & Shop supermarkets to host Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias, a one-day, multi-state food drive that will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Connecticut Foodshare, Feeding Westchester, Food Bank for New York City, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Fulfill Food Bank, Island Harvest Food Bank and the Long Island Cares Food Bank
Saturday, September 9 between 8 AM and 6 PM
Viewers can visit nearly 200 Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and place donation items inside clearly labeled collection bins. They can also make an on-site financial donation to their local food bank. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/ayuda to access a map of all participating Stop & Shop locations.
Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, including frequently requested items like baby diapers are most in need. For a sample “shopping list” of the most requested non-perishable items, please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/ayuda. Volunteers will also distribute this list to shoppers visiting participating Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, September 9th.
This is a critical time for our food banks. With the start of school just around the corner and the holidays quickly approaching, they need non-perishable food donations right now,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York. “Our WNBC team is passionate about fighting hunger and supporting the work of our local food banks. That is why we are hosting Feeding our Families on Saturday, September 9; a massive one-day food drive that will generate hundreds of thousands of meals for Tri-State families in need.”
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will deliver live reports and broadcast cut-ins from local Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, September 9. This includes NBC 4 New York’s Weekend Today in New York at 8:30 AM and News 4 New York at 6 PM, and on Telemundo 47’s Noticiero 47 Telemundo at 6 PM. Anchors, reporters and employees from both stations will also visit Stop & Shop stores that day to support on-site collection and volunteer recruitment efforts.
“The loss of a job, a long-term illness or any number of unexpected circumstances can lead us to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table. It does not have to be this way – and that is why our food banks are so important,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47. “The food banks are that first line of defense for all of us, and they are ready to lend a helping hand regardless of where you live, the language you speak or your immigration status. Our Alimentando a Nuestras Familias campaign will help Tri-State food banks meet the growing demand and continue their important work.”
Stop & Shop is one of the Tri-State’s largest supermarket retailers, and the brand has been a strong partner of area food banks and hunger relief organizations for many years. In 2023 alone, Stop & Shop has donated over $2.4 million in cash contributions to the eight participating food bank partners across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In 2019, Stop & Shop launched the Stop & Shop School Food Pantry Program, to work directly with schools from Pre-K through college to establish and support their in-school food pantries. This program has continued to expand, and Stop & Shop now supports more than 180 school food pantries across its entire footprint, including more than 100 school pantries within the Tri-State area.
“We are incredibly excited to bring back this beloved community event with our partners NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47, and to rally alongside our customers to help in the fight against hunger,” said Jennifer Barr, Stop & Shop Director of External Communications and Community Relations. “Making sure our neighbors in the communities we serve have access to nutritious food is important to us – and if we all work together, we can help put an end to hunger in the Tri-State area.”
With food banks also in need of new volunteers, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are encouraging viewers to “Give 4” and commit four hours of their time every four months at a local food bank. Volunteers can stock shelves, pack supplies and make local deliveries. They can also conduct non-physical, customized tasks including accounting, social media, digital marketing and advertising, among others. Food Bank volunteer signup sheets will be available on event day at each Stop & Shop location.
For more information on the September 9 Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive, please visit NBCNewYork.com, Telemundo47.com, StopandShop.com or any participating food bank or food rescue organization.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBCUniversal Local division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area for more than 75 years and featuring Alfred I. duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow and Emmy® Award-winning journalists who are among the most accomplished in their field. The station includes the NBC 4 I-Team, New York’s largest televised investigative reporting unit, Better Get Baquero which has recovered more than $9 million for Tri-State consumers and Storm Team 4, certified by WeatheRate for delivering the Tri-State’s most accurate local weather forecast using cutting-edge technology such as Storm Tracker 4, a high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar.
NBC 4 New York’s digital platforms are also among the most read and watched in the New York market and include the NBC 4 App, dedicated Peacock channel, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus and Xumo Play channels along with unique, out-of-home viewing in local taxis. For more information, visit nbcnewyork.com
About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is NBCUniversal Local’s Telemundo station with more than 50 years of service to the Spanish-speaking communities of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Featuring Emmy® Award-winning journalists and offering more than 27 hours of locally-produced programming each week, Telemundo 47 is the Tri-State’s only Spanish language television station with a team of four certified broadcast meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo who are certified by WeatheRate for delivering the Tri-State’s most accurate Spanish-language television forecast. Their Telemundo Responde investigative unit has recovered more than $4 million to date, with Telemundo 47’s public affairs program Enfoque Nueva York shining a weekly spotlight on the policy issues and local concerns most important to viewers.
Telemundo 47 offers news and information across all platforms, including the Telemundo 47 App, dedicated Peacock, Roku and Amazon FireTV channels, and through social media. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcast home for FIFA™, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2026 FIFA™ Men’s World Cup 2026 tournament.
About Stop & Shop
A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop is focused on delivering a wide assortment of fresh, healthy options at a great value through strong weekly sales and everyday low prices. Its new GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose however they want to shop – whether it’s in-store or online, which offers both delivery and same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting against hunger, supporting our troops and through overall incredible acts of care. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs more than 54,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
About Food Bank For New York City
Feeding Our Families is a part of Food Bank For New York City’s commitment to fight food poverity across the five boroughs.
For more than 40 years, Food Bank For New York City has been focused on empowering every New Yorker with the right tools, resources and skills they need to achieve food security for good. Equipped with the unique perspective that comes with being for and of this city, our approach is designed to activate our growing network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to tackle the root causes of food insecurity across the five boroughs. Driven by our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good, we harness the collective power of our network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to activate the right resources, supports, and expertise across the five boroughs. Our work with more than 800 soup kitchens, food pantries, and campus partners provides immediate and reliable access to food and nutrition education, while our economic empowerment programs give people the tools and know-how to improve their financial wellness. Community by community, we work together to make progress on a more hopeful, dignified, and equitable future for all. Learn more about our mission: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/our-approach/