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    ShopRite Launches Free Shuttle Service

    Round-trip transportation provided for Albany, N.Y.-area seniors

    ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. has teamed with Senior Services of Albany in New York to introduce a free, daily supermarket shuttle service providing round-trip transportation for area seniors 60 years of age and up to its ShopRite of Albany store location.

    The shuttle service will enable elderly participants to purchase the items they need while continuing to live independently in their own homes.

    “We recognize that there is a growing population in the senior community,” noted Tom Urtz, VP of human resources and community affairs for ShopRite Supermarkets, which operates 32 stores in New York and New Jersey. “Making sure that all people have access to fresh, wholesome food is something that we take personally. Our partnership with Senior Services of Albany will provide area seniors with safe, reliable, round-trip shuttle service to and from ShopRite all year.”

    “Our partnership with ShopRite is important to Senior Services of Albany and the people we serve,” added Senior Services of Albany director of development Donna Vancavage. “This partnership enables us to continue to provide our community with important aging-related services in a time of growing need and limited financial resources.”

    The nonprofit organization has been providing transportation to elderly residents in the Capital Region for more than 40 years, including to grocery stores, medical facilities, area senior centers, senior dining locations, and theater and other special events.

    ShopRite is the registered trademark of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative with more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland. The cooperative currently consists of 47 members, among them ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.

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