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Hunterdon County Commissioner Van Doren honors winners of annual Partners In Caring Cheerios contest at ShopRite of Flemington

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren along with County Clerk Mary Melfi, Sheriff Fred Brown, and Prosecutor Renée Robeson honored the recipients of the annual Partners In Caring winners at the Flemington ShopRite on Tuesday, March 19.

Proclamations were presented to the two store associate winners, Brianna Luster, and Joanne Gibson, whose pictures are featured on a special edition box of Cheerios cereal.

“On behalf of the entire Board I would like to congratulate Brianna and Joanne and thank ShopRite of Flemington for their generous donations to local food pantries through funds from the Partners In Caring program. Neighbors that care for neighbors is what keeps our community healthy and vibrant and makes Hunterdon County such a great place to live,“ Van Doren said.

The ShopRite Partners In Caring program was established in 1999, and is a community-based, hunger fighting initiative that supports more than 2,200 charities. Since its founding, the program has donated more than $48 million to soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, senior citizen centers, and other organizations that are on the front lines of fighting hunger.

ShopRite stores are individually owned and operated by members of a retailer-owned co-op, Wakefern Food Corp, which handles merchandising and distribution. The Colalillo family are long time owners of ShopRite stores located in Flemington, Clinton, and Greenwich, in New Jersey; and Yardley and Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania. The family owners are committed to helping neighbors in need throughout the communities served by their stores.

As part of this year’s Partners In Caring program, ShopRite of Flemington was able to donate $2,500 to the Flemington Food Pantry, and $3,000 to Open Cupboard.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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