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Klein’s Family Markets, which owns and operates Baltimore’s recently opened ShopRite of Parkville, is distributing 100 Thanksgiving dinners to needy members of the community at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21.
The store took nominations from customers identifying families who, because of their financial problems, would not otherwise be able to afford Thanksgiving dinner this year. Names of nominated families were entered to win a complete holiday meal through a random drawing of submitted entries.
“We are giving back to our communities this holiday season to help make it extra-special for our neighbors in need,” noted Marshall Klein, COO of Forest Hill, Md.-based Klein’s Family Markets, who added that the company would continue “to expand our community support next year with the opening of our new store in Howard Park” in spring 2014. The fourth-generation company currently operates seven Maryland ShopRite stores.
In December 2012, the Kleins presided over a “Goods for Guns” buyback program that removed 460 guns from Baltimore’s streets.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a Keasbey, N.J.-based retailer-owned cooperative. With more than 245 supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than 5 million customers weekly.