For Immediate Release
Stop & Shop and the New York Giants to Support Food Bank For New York City
with Annual Food Drive
Fans can donate when shopping online at StopandShop.com during the month of December.
Giants Safety Xavier McKinney to Help Kickoff Campaign
East Rutherford, NJ, – Stop & Shop and the New York Giants are teaming up to help Food Bank For New York City, the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, fight hunger across the five boroughs this holiday season.
From December 3rd-23rd, fans can shop online at StopandShop.com for pickup or delivery and add a donation of $1, $3, $5, $10 or $20 to their cart at checkout. All donations will benefit Food Bank For New York City. A QR code will also be available to fans who wish to donate. The QR code can be found on Giants.com. Since 1997, the New York Giants have supported an annual food drive to help feed thousands of hungry New Yorkers during the holidays.
“Stop & Shop is grateful for the support of the New York Giants as we work to support Food Bank for New York City in the fight against hunger,” said Jennifer Brogan, Director of Community Relations for Stop & Shop. “We hope this year’s virtual food drive exceeds last year’s total of $8,320.”
To help kickoff the food drive, Giants safety Xavier McKinney will be available during the team’s media availability on Friday, December 3, 2021. McKinney will discuss the Giants’ participation in the drive and his role in the campaign to end hunger. When the Giants host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 19, the food drive’s QR code will be displayed on pylon signage and video boards around the stadium as a call to action for all fans in attendance.
“Giants fans have always appreciated the opportunity to join us in supporting our neighbors in need through the Food Bank For New York City during the holiday season,” said Allison Stangeby, Vice President of Community and Corporate Relations of the New York Giants. “We are so excited to team up with our generous partner, Stop & Shop, for another season of giving to help feed thousands of New Yorkers, both young and old.”
“It’s an honor to partner again with our friends at Stop & Shop and the New York Giants this holiday season,” said Food Bank President & CEO Leslie Gordon. “We’re humbled by our community’s widespread commitment to supply our neighbors with nutritious food to help make the final weeks of 2021 and the holidays extra special. By working with our donors, corporate partners, and many other supporters, we’ve served an estimated 1.6 million New Yorkers currently facing food insecurity. Let’s continue the fight against food insecurity so no New Yorker has to worry about where to get their next meal.”
Fans can use code SSGIANTS at checkout for $30 off their first order plus free delivery or pickup for 60 days. For more about the food drive, or to donate, visit: https://stopandshop.com/pages/giantsfooddrive.
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About Stop & Shop
A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop offers a wide assortment with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a great value. Stop & Shop’s 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 how and where they want to shop – whether it’s in-store or online for delivery or same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops, and investing in pediatric cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs 58,000 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
Since 1983, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provided more than 80 million free meals last year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put nearly $36 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (@FoodBank4NYC).