Students from St. Thomas Aquinas Help Unload 1,000 Easter Hams Donated by Stop & Shop

STOP & SHOP DONATED 1,000 EASTER HAMS TO FIVE BRONX SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WITH BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR AND STUDENTS FROM ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL HELPING UNLOAD HAMS FROM 18-WHEELER TRUCK

[Bronx, NY]Stop & Shop Supermarket donated 1,000 Easter hams to five Bronx social service agencies that provide assistance to Bronxites in need. In recognition of the donation, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined several community service-minded 4th and 5th graders from neighboring St. Thomas Aquinas School to help unload an 18-wheeler packed with the hams in the parking lot of the supermarket at 961 E. 174th St. (Crotona Park East) in the Bronx, the morning of Thursday, April 13.

Discussing the need for emergency food and the impact of food insecurity in the Bronx, BP Diaz joined Stop & Shop’s Cindy Carrasquilla, Manager, Public and Community Relations and representatives from each of the recipient agencies: Love Gospel Assembly Church, Part of the Solution (POTS), New Season Christian Center, Thessalonia Baptist Church and Bronx Clergy Task Force.

Part of Stop & Shop’s continuing commitment to help local communities fight hunger, the donation seeks to provide some relief to those in need this Easter. According to Hunger Free America’s 2016 Hunger Survey Report, approximately 1.4 million New York City residents live in food insecure households in 2013-2015, with the Bronx being the hungriest borough. Other findings include:

· 31.46% – one in three – of Bronx residents lived in food insecure households in 2013-2015
· 36.98% – a little over one in three – of Bronx children lived in food insecure households in 2013-2015
· 22.48% – a little over one in five – of Bronx seniors in food insecure households in 2013-2015
· 56.41% of agencies responding to the survey reported not having enough food to meet current demand

BX Hams-Group Stop & Shop executives at the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx joined by (l.-r.) Rev. Malobe Sampson of Thessalonia Church; Bishop Angelo Rosario of the Bronx Clergy Task Force; Christopher Bean of POTS (Part of the Solution); students from the neighboring St. Thomas Aquinas School; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Mary Brown of Thessalonia Church; and Rev. Lourdes Pena of New Season Christian Center, at a bin full of Easter hams the group helped unload as part of the supermarket’s donation of 1,000 hams to five community organizations on April 13. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

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Stop & Shop executives at the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx joined by (l.-r.) Rev. Malobe Sampson of Thessalonia Church; Bishop Angelo Rosario of the Bronx Clergy Task Force; Christopher Bean of POTS (Part of the Solution); students from the neighboring St. Thomas Aquinas School; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Mary Brown of Thessalonia Church; and Rev. Lourdes Pena of New Season Christian Center, at a bin full of Easter hams the group helped unload as part of the supermarket’s donation of 1,000 hams to five community organizations on April 13. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

BX Hams-Unload 1 (L.-R.) Rev. Malobe Sampson of Thessalonia Church; Bishop Angelo Rosario of the Bronx Clergy Task Force; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; and Cindy Carrasquilla of Stop & Shop Metro NY pass Easter hams hand-to-hand in the parking lot of the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. The supermarket donated 1,000 Easter hams to five social service agencies that provide assistance to Bronxites in need. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

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(L.-R.) Rev. Malobe Sampson of Thessalonia Church; Bishop Angelo Rosario of the Bronx Clergy Task Force; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; and Cindy Carrasquilla of Stop & Shop Metro NY pass Easter hams hand-to-hand in the parking lot of the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. The supermarket donated 1,000 Easter hams to five social service agencies that provide assistance to Bronxites in need. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

BX Hams-Unload 2 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (2nd from r.) and Cindy Carrasquilla of Stop & Shop NY Metro (far r.) were joined by representatives from local social service agencies and St. Thomas Aquinas School students to help unload hams in the parking lot of the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. The supermarket donated 1,000 Easter hams to five social service agencies that provide assistance to Bronxites in need. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (2nd from r.) and Cindy Carrasquilla of Stop & Shop NY Metro (far r.) were joined by representatives from local social service agencies and St. Thomas Aquinas School students to help unload hams in the parking lot of the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. The supermarket donated 1,000 Easter hams to five social service agencies that provide assistance to Bronxites in need. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

BX Hams-Unload 3 Students from St. Thomas Aquinas School deposit hams into an awaiting bin to help unload a portion of the 1,000 Easter hams Stop & Shop donated to five local social service agencies during an event celebrating the donation at the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. During the event Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Stop & Shop executives and representatives with each of the recipient agencies helped unload hams hand-to-hand from an 18-wheeler truck. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

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Students from St. Thomas Aquinas School deposit hams into an awaiting bin to help unload a portion of the 1,000 Easter hams Stop & Shop donated to five local social service agencies during an event celebrating the donation at the E. 174th supermarket in the Bronx on April 13. During the event Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Stop & Shop executives and representatives with each of the recipient agencies helped unload hams hand-to-hand from an 18-wheeler truck. (Credit: Stop & Shop)

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