2 Feb

To help provide hunger relief to those in need, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is kicking-off the New Year with the launch of its A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge, a contest calling on participating schools to host food drives benefitting local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens, with prizes going to those creating the best displays utilizing the donated goods.

The Challenge runs from January 1, 2015 to February 13, 2015 and is open to ALL schools (public or private) in CT, NY, and NJ that are currently registered in the A+ School Rewards Program, which can be found at http://www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

“As part of Stop & Shop’s commitment to being a better neighbor in each of the communities we serve, the A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge is an ideal way to support both local schools and feeding those in need,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

To participate in the Challenge, each school registered in the A+ School Rewards Program is asked to choose a local not-for-profit food bank, pantry or soup kitchen, conduct a food drive at their school and collect non-perishable goods. Each participating school builds a unique and creative Fighting Hunger Display using donated products and placed in a prominent area of the school. The food items will be donated to the designated food bank, pantry or soup kitchen at the conclusion of the Challenge.

Coordinators and/or Principals must submit a photograph of their Fighting Hunger Display, indicating the name of their designated recipient. Schools are divided into three brackets based on enrollment size, with the top two schools in each bracket winning $1,000 each. The winning Fighting Hunger Display photos will be placed on the Stop & Shop social media pages (www.facebook.com/stopandshop, https://twitter.com/StopandShop and http://www.pinterest.com/stopandshop/).

Online Entries must be submitted by February 13, 2015 at askaplus@cranecommunications.com. Mailed Entries must be postmarked by February 13, 2015 and received by February 19, 2015 and sent to:

A+ Fighting Hunger Challenge
c/o Crane Communications
111 Presidential Blvd, Ste. 252
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

For full Challenge rules visit http://www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

GIVEAWAY: I am giving one of my subscribed readers a $25 Stop and Shop gift card. Purchasing items and giving to your local pantry would be great. Just leave a relevant comment to this post.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are mine 100%. I was given gift card for giveaway.



  1. Krista K February 2, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    What a great challenge! It’s always great to see companies like Stop & Shop support local communities and help promote the fight against hunger! Thanks for sharing Nichol! 🙂

    • nilimo72 February 2, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      Yes it is great. I’m going to see if my kids school can get involved too. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Tabatha February 2, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    This is a great way to build awareness in children that they have the power to help others.

    • nilimo72 February 2, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      My kids and I are always helping out our local pantry and donating. Stop and Shop is doing a great thing.

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