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Local Sales Associates on Cheerios Box

Shop Rite in Stroudsburg raised $15K for the hungry

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Becky Courtright and Gina Koski are sales associates at the Shop Rite in Stroudsburg. Their faces are printed on the back of special edition Cheerios boxes.

"It's amazing, once in a lifetime. Oh boy it feels good, really good," says an emotional Gina Koski, cashier.

Last September, 275 Shop Rite's participated in a five-week fundraising challenge. Forty locations that raised the most money were selected.

Associates from each store were sent on a photo shoot to have their faces put on boxes.

You can take home one of the special boxes; 165,000 of them are on sale exclusively at Shop Rite.

"It's kind of cool. It shows we helped the community and we're getting recognition for it," explains Becky Courtright, customer service manager.

This fundraiser helped fight hunger. The money raised will be split between local food pantries, including East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church.

"It's huge. It's a, it's a blessing," says Ana Price of East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church.

The Stroudsburg Shop Rite raised $15,000 dollars. Employees say it couldn't be done without generous customers who opened their wallets, and hearts.

"It's a team effort, we all get together here," smiles Courtright.

A box of cereal, taking a bite out of hunger.

The Stroudsburg location has been featured five times on these special edition boxes.

In total, all Shop Rite locations raised $1.5 million dollars for food pantries.


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