Klein’s Shoprite stores recently made $6,000 donation to The Empty Stocking Fund of Harford County. Here are the details provided:
KLEIN’S SHOPRITE STORES MAKE $6,000 DONATION TO EMPTY STOCKING FUND
Part of Fund’s 2017 Efforts to Help Needy in Harford
Forest Hill, Maryland: A “big check” commemoration was held at Klein’s ShopRite of Forest Hill, Maryland, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, noting the donation of $6,000 by Klein’s ShopRite supermarkets to The Empty Stocking Fund of Harford County.
The sum was the result of the Klein family agreeing to donate a percentage of all receipts from Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from their six Harford County supermarkets, to the Fund. September 20 this year was celebrated as “ShopRite Partners in Caring — Help Fight Hunger” day for all ShopRite stores in six states. The six Klein’s ShopRite supermarkets in Harford County are located in Forest Hill, Main Street Bel Air, the Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center, Cardiff, Riverside and Aberdeen.
In accepting the donation, Empty Stocking Fund co-founder and current Board Member Jane Brown stated, “We are very grateful that the Klein Family has been a major part of helping The Empty Stocking Fund for years!”
In 2017, The Empty Stocking Fund will help almost 1,000 children and senior citizens from hundreds of Harford County families in need, according to Brown. “The Fund purchases food baskets, toys for children, and gives families the means to buy food, so the Klein’s ShopRite donation will allow hundreds of needy families to have a holiday meal,” Brown says.
The Empty Stocking Fund accepts donations of cash and goods for the holidays, at forty-five county-wide collection sites, including many banks, credit union offices, fitness centers, local businesses and branches of the Harford County Public Library. Fund-raising continues all year round, according to Board Member Garry Wolfe. “We gladly accept whatever people want to donate, whenever they want to donate” Wolfe adds. Full information about how to donate to the Fund, including the Amazon.com and PayPal donation process, and a list of donation sites, is on The Empty Stocking Fund web site at EmptyStockingHC.org.
According to Sarah B. Klein, a member of the 4th generation of the Klein family in Harford County, and the family member who coordinates donations and charitable support, “We have always believed in The Empty Stocking Fund, and supporting it is part of our mission to nourish and sustain the communities that we serve.”
In addition to the donation to The Empty Stocking Fund, Klein’s ShopRite donates $60,000 each year to the Maryland Food Bank, specifically directed back to Harford County faith-based and community-based Food Pantries such as the Harford Community Action Agency, to help feed Harford’s neediest citizens.
Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland is a family-owned business, originally founded in 1925, that operates ShopRite supermarkets in Harford County, 2 in Baltimore County and 1 in Baltimore City.
For more information, please visit shoprite.com.