Mayor Blake, other dignitaries will bag groceries at Shop-Rite

This is NOT an election prediction, but an outreach by the Mayor’s Office, the Milford police and fire departments, the local United Way and the Garofalo family that owns the Cherry Street supermarket.

“Bag Hunger” Day will be observed on Wednesday, and local dignitaries and public officials will bag groceries as part the promotion at 1 p.m.

Judith Toohey, community coordinator for the Milford Shop Rite, said the event is to mark National Hunger Month and to raise awareness and funds for area food banks.

“With nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, suffering from food insecurity, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year-round, community based charity, is helping to raise awareness and inspire action within their local communities through hunger-fighting initiatives,” Toohey said.

Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities in providing food assistance throughout the Northeast, she said.


Frank Juliano