ShopRite of East Orange
East Orange Featured Story
ShopRite of East Orange was a major sponsor of an extreme makeover of a historic basketball court at Elmwood Park, making it a state of the art basketball facility. Elmwood Park became a haven for basketball in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, serving as the host site of a summer basketball league. The league attracted a legion of basketball luminaries and quickly gained a reputation as northern New Jersey’s version of the Rucker Basketball League in Harlem. The name of basketball legend and East Orange native Harry James is enshrined at center court in recognition of his contributions for the establishment of the summer basketball league. A court dedication and festival was held at the grand opening of the facility.
Partners in Caring Beneficiaries
ShopRite of East Orange is proud to participate in the ShopRite Partners in Caring Program to help fight hunger in your local community. With the help of our generous shoppers we were able to donate $10,000 in 2017 to the following local organizations:
- Bethel French SDA Church
- Christ Episcopal Church
- Church Women United Emergency Pantry
- East Orange Development Corporation
- Helping Hands & Ears
- Human Needs Pantry
- New Hope Baptist Church
- Peaceful Zion Baptist Church
- The Salvation Army – East Orange
Food Rescue Totals
ShopRite of East Orange is proud to participate in the Village Food Rescue Program. This program salvages food from our store that is safe for consumption but is ineligible for retail sale. In 2017 we were able to donate 42,646 pounds to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to help address the critical needs for fresh and healthy foods.
ShopRite of East Orange was proud to support the following organizations in 2017 among many others….
- Bessie Mae Family Health Center
- BJ’s Walk for Hope
- Citadel of Hope Mission
- Community Church of Faith
- Deliverance Holistic Care Program
- Orange Township Public Schools
Village in the Community
Village Super Market Participates in “Pink Out the Oranges” Breast Cancer Walk
Pink Out of the Oranges Breast Cancer Walk was hosted by The Cities of East Orange and Orange to honor those that have, and still are, battling breast cancer. The ShopRite of East Orange participated by hosting a table in Elmwood Park at the conclusion of the walk. Our store dietitian encouraged participants to spin the Village prize wheel to learn a fact about breast cancer. In addition, those that stopped by the table were encouraged to enter a free raffle that included a $25 gift card and Wholesome Pantry products!