Stop & Shop’s Community Bags to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Newburgh, NY — Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh (MOW) has been chosen by Stop & Shop, Rt. 300, Newburgh, to be the beneficiary of its Community Bags Program for March 2020.

For every reusable Community Bag purchased at Stop & Shop during the entire month of March, $1 will be donated to MOW. The bags cost $2.50 each.

“This is a great way to support the environment and help a good cause at the same time,” said MOW Executive Director Robin Bello.

MOW is a nonprofit charity founded in 1972 by Frederica Warner of Newburgh. Using volunteers, it provides hot, nutritious meals five days a week to people unable to cook for themselves in the City of Newburgh and the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor. MOW receives no government funding and depends instead on tax-deductible donations from the public.

MOW President Carole McDermott said, “This comes at a most opportune time, since plastic bags will be banned in New York starting in March. We will all need to have plenty of reusable bags on hand from now on! So, we are very grateful to Stop & Shop for making us the beneficiary of this program.”

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CAPTION FOR PHOTO: This is the reusable bag shoppers can buy for $2.50 at Stop & Shop on Rt. 300, Newburgh, starting in March, that will result in a $1 donation to Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh for each bag bought.

For Immediate Release (Feb. 20, 2020)
Contact: Robin Bello, Exec. Dir., Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh