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ShopRite and the University of Connecticut have teamed up once more to help the hungry with a canned food drive scheduled to take place before the UConn versus Notre Dame women’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. Fans are invited to bring canned food items to deposit in the collection bins at the North and South entrances to Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus.
The food donations will be accepted from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Those who donate will be entered into a drawing to receive two tickets to a future game, with the winner to be revealed during the second half of Saturday’s game.
All donated food items from the basketball game will be donated to Bloomfield, Conn.-based Foodshare and distributed to the needy in the greater Hartford, Conn., area.
Begun in 1999, ShopRite’s "ShopRite Partners In Caring" program is a year-round, community based hunger fighting charity that helps to raise awareness and inspire action within local communities. To date, the initiative has donated $29 million to local food banks that help more than 1,700 charities provide food assistance throughout the Northeast.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States, whose members operate almost 250 ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.