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QuickChek raises $86,500 to help individuals, local families with special needs

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ (Hunterdon County) – QuickChek Corporation, a leader in food services committed to the communities it serves, has raised a record $86,500 to help provide comprehensive services to individuals and families with special needs throughout New Jersey through its annual golf outing.

More than 130 golfers, including QuickChek team members from its headquarters support center in Whitehouse Station and store personnel, along with dozens of company vendors, played in the outing at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, NJ on July 27, 2022.

The event benefited Alternatives, Inc., a community-based, non-profit organization in Raritan dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community by providing residential opportunities coupled with comprehensive support services.

The organization provides employment, vocational services, adult training, community living programs, behavioral health care, social services and an abundance of enriching recreational activities for those living in Sussex through Ocean counties.

QuickChek Senior Vice President Blake Segal, Vice President of Information Technology Maria Fidelibus, and Director of Engineering Rick Wisler made the check presentation to Alternatives, Inc. Vice President of Admissions and Development Carolyn Suero at QuickChek’s corporate headquarters and support center in Whitehouse Station on November 2.

“We’re very happy to be able to continue to support our local communities and help make a difference in people’s everyday lives,” said QuickChek Division Vice President Don Leech. “We want to thank all of our vendors and team members for making this our most successful outing and helping Alternatives, Inc. in their efforts to enhance the lives of our neighbors in need and the many great programs they have to offer.”

“I was truly touched when Maria Fidelibus informed me that QuickChek had chosen Alternatives as the beneficiary of their annual golf outing. At that time, I had no idea of the extent of that generosity, let alone the overwhelming success of the event. This donation means so much to our clients! At a time when we are all tightening our belts, this act of generosity is particularly important,” said Nancy Good, President, Alternatives, Inc.

Fidelibus is a long-time member of Alternatives, Inc.’s board of trustees.

QuickChek has now raised more than $6.2 million to benefit a variety of local community organizations including families in need, youth groups, and military veterans, as well as supporting multiple community food banks in their fight against hunger throughout the metropolitan area, since 2009.

The company’s community giving is year-round. Current in-store fundraising includes donating $0.25 for every QuickChek “Thanksgiving Everyday” sub sandwich it sells in its 161 stores between Nov. 1-27, 2022 to benefit the annual Check-Out Hunger campaign to help feed area hungry families during the upcoming holiday season.

The iconic c-store chain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murphy USA, wishes to thank the owners, management team and staff at Beaver Brook Country Club for providing the site and amenities for the annual golf event.

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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