Numerous local "celebrities" pitched in to "help bag hunger" at ShopRite of Canton Monday.
As shoppers came through the lines at the store, local officials, officers, chamber members, community volunteers and many others bagged groceries and helped promote the store's Partners in Caring Effort.
"We're overwhelmed by the support," said owner Chuck Joseph Jr.
Through the end of the month, shoppers have the option of adding $1 or $5 to their bill and support local food banks through Foodshare. Each dollar buys a pound of food for Community Avon, Inc., Gifts of Live, the ARC of the Farmington Valley or Canton Food Bank.
With one in seven Connecticut households unable to afford the food they need, ShopRite Partners In Caring helps to raise awareness and inspire action within local communities through hunger-fighting initiatives. Since the company’s inception in 2010, Joseph Family Markets has contributed over $70,000 to the local fight against hunger.
Joseph said he also wants to thank the customers for supporting the efforts.