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Bristol Police, Fire, and Armed Services Hold Food Drive Challenge with ShopRite

Released 26 May 2014

ShopRite Challenge

Bristol Police, Fire, and Armed Services
Hold Food Drive Challenge with ShopRite

and the winner is...

BRISTOL - People in need were the real winners in the 1st Annual Food Drive Challenge with the ShopRite of Bristol. Members of the Police, Fire, and the Armed Services gathered for a "food drive challenge" with ShopRite on May 23. Together, the groups collected over 700 lbs. of nonperishable food items for local food pantries. The Firemen from Station 5 collected 360 lbs. of necessary items, the Police Department with Officer Jim Pelletier collected an additional 190 lbs., and the Armed Services group, with the help of the Bristol Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), collected 140 lbs.

ShopRite Challenge

Truly a win/win for all! Bristol ShopRite owner Paul Tornaquindici donated the prize money to the winner’s favorite charities, $250 to the Fire Department, who gave it to The Salvation Army, $200 to the Police Department that donated it to St. Vincent De Paul Mission, and the Veteran’s of the Korean War received the $219.00 from the sale of the beautiful red roses. A big thank you to loyal customers who helped to make this event successful!

ShopRite Challenge

Mary Lou Grendziszewski, Community Liaison for the Torna ShopRite on Farmington Avenue, said, "We are very passionate about helping to fight hunger in our communities of Bristol and Waterbury."

ShopRite Challenge

Salvation Army Captain Charles Adams commented, "This was a great event. Everyone had a good time, working for an important cause – helping Bristol people in need. We are truly blessed to have such a caring community and a company like ShopRite, with its owner Paul Tornaquindici, supporting us!"

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