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LANHAM, Md. -- The Shoppers Foundation, charitable arm of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy here, said yesterday it had contributed $5,000 to the Bea Gaddy Family Centers following the organization's plea for donations for its annual ThanksGaddy Dinner, which provides a hot Thanksgiving meal to more than 35,000 needy families and individuals in Baltimore.
"When we learned of the dire situation facing the Bea Gaddy Family Centers, we knew that we had to help make a difference in providing a warm Thanksgiving meal to Baltimore's neediest individuals," said Bill White, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy president, in a statement.
Noted Connie Bass, director of the Bea Gaddy Family Centers, "We encourage other Baltimore businesses and individuals to follow Shoppers' lead so we can ensure that everyone will get a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, plus several days worth of nonperishable food items."
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy is a longtime supporter of organizations whose aim is to combat hunger among children and adults in the mid-Atlantic area. Shoppers Foundation has donated over $2 million dollars during the past five years to a variety of nonprofit food banks and health and children's organizations in the greater Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia areas.
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, formerly Shoppers Food Warehouse, operates 61 stores in the mid-Atlantic region.