Stop & Shop donating $2.5 million to schools

09/08/2011 08:55:00 AM
Garth Sears

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC, Quincy, Mass., is hosting Kid Healthy Ideas store tours.

In a partnership with Field Trip Factory, schools can schedule field trips to Stop & Shops, where store personnel will guide students through the produce aisle and other departments, focusing on nutrition and healthy living, according to a company news release.

The 60-90 minute tours are designed for children in pre-K through sixth grade.

The company also is sponsoring the A+ School Rewards Program again, giving millions of dollars to school districts.

According to the release, the program has generated more than $1.5 million since 2009, and the retailer has a commitment of $2.5 million this year.

Consumers sign up for the program and designate a school, starting Sept. 8, by visiting a store or at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. The company will tally the points from Oct. 7, through March 29. Beginning in November, current school totals will be available at the company’s website.

At the end of the school year, Stop & Shop plans to donate $2.5 million to participating schools, based on points earned. This year’s program offers new opportunities to raise points. Customers can earn double points by buying select bonus items, and triple points by buying Healthy Ideas labeled items.



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