The Fill a Glass with Hope campaign has officially ended for 2022 and we reached 73.5% of our target goal! Our food bank partners will be getting over 13,942 gallons of milk, courtesy of our generous customers and your efforts.  To visualize just how much  milk that is, one of those large super tankers you see on the highway holds 12,000 gallons, so we filled one of those and then some!

Hats off to the the nine stores who surpassed their 2022 goals! We know this year was uniquely challenging but we know you brought the message to our customers with a smile.

1.Fairway of 74th St.

2.ShopRite of Union

3.Tribeca Gourmet Garage

4.Fairway of 86th St.

5.West Village Gourmet Garage

6.ShopRite of Garwood

7.Fairway of Pelham

8.ShopRite of Hillsborough

9.ShopRite of English Creek

Thank you for everything that you do — your actions have a bigger impact on our communities than you realize! The milk drive is a great example of how we care deeply about people, help them to eat well and be happy.

Each year, the Sumas family provides scholarship opportunities for Village Associates and their family members who are pursuing higher education. Neither Nick or Perry Sumas had a formal education when they came to the United States in search of the “American Dream”, but they cared deeply about those who worked with them.

In 2022, we’re pleased to have expanded the award to forty $1,000 scholarships and for the first time ever, two $5,000 scholarships. Please join us in congratulating these exceptional members of our Village family and wish them luck on their future endeavors!

Thank you to all of our associates for submitting photos of their dads or submitting photos of yourself with your kids! Thank you for all you do for both your Village family and your own family at home.

 

This June, we celebrate our young, resilient team members who are graduating this year. Please join us in congratulating them as they take the next step of their journey.

Our leaders and our fellow team members couldn’t be more proud of the work that these essential heroes have done for their family, friends, and neighbors. If you see these grads in store, wish them well on their continuing education and wish them luck!

In the spirit of spreading kindness and showing gratitude we want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that shared a story, words of wisdom, and inspiring quote.

The power behind sincere care and concern came through in force!

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

We are honored to share your heartfelt words with our Village family.  Check out our video below:

We asked you to tell us about a coworker who “wows” you with their work and we were overwhelmed with the positive feedback we got back.  Take a look at some of the kind words that our teams shared about their coworkers.