Inserra Supermarkets is proud of the company's long-held traditions of families serving families and being a good neighbor and community member in all of the towns in which it operates ShopRite and PriceRite stores. Under the current leadership of Lawrence Inserra Jr., Inserra Supermarkets gives back to the local communities where our family owned and operated stores are located through a vast range of charitable endeavors that are important to the health and wellness of our customers and neighbors, the vibrancy of our towns, our environment and the education of our children.
Our family works towards helping our local communities with continuous outreach and support of food pantries and other hunger-relief organizations, hospitals, public and private schools, and churches and temples, among many others. Those regularly include Table to Table, the Center for Food Action, the Community FoodBank of NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center and its Tackle Kids Cancer organization and the MS Center at Holy Name Hospital.
Inserra Supermarkets supports local organizations in all of the communities it serves with special focus on charitable giving these areas:
Health & Wellness
Inserra Supermarkets’ emphasis on the health and wellness of our customers, our communities and associates goes hand in hand with our mission “to care deeply about people and help them to eat well and be happy.” Our team of registered dietitians provides free in-store nutrition counseling to our customers, our associates and the community. We support and fund activities that promote health and wellness in our local communities. We partner with organizations that have a positive impact on improving nutrition education, community access to healthy foods, promote active lifestyles and fitness education. On a daily basis, our team of 21 dietitians provide shoppers with free nutrition counseling to help educate and inspire them to live well and make healthy, informed choices for themselves and their families. The dietitians also host a wide range of events, including cooking workshops, nutrition counseling sessions, weight management classes, recipe demos and product spotlights, among many others. In addition, Inserra Supermarkets often partners with local hospitals, health companies and nonprofits to provide complimentary screenings, such as cholesterol checks, glucose screenings, and vascular assessments.
As a family, we are all about our responsibility to care for our communities. We provide food, volunteer and financial resources to those who are food insecure or are facing hunger. We support several initiatives including food donations to local partner Table to Table five days a week, financial and food donations to local food banks and food rescue organizations, shelters, pantries and seasonal holiday giving to local organizations who help us help those in need.
In addition, Inserra Supermarkets stores take an active role in ShopRite’s Partners In Caring, a community-based, hunger-fighting initiative. During National Hunger Awareness Month every September, Inserra ShopRites participate in Partners In Caring Help Bag Hunger events, which are aimed at raising hunger awareness within communities and provides financial resources to local organizations that feed food-insecure neighbors.
Research for the Cure
Our family is aware of the impact of chronic illnesses in the daily lives of our own family, those we serve, those we work with and the community at large. That's why we commit significant charitable funding to support research for the cure for chronic illnesses like diabetes, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, cancer and heart disease. We also provide resources in our communities to families, associates and patients through our family foundation and local organizations who are in need of our help including the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Center and its Tackle Kids Cancer organization and the MS Center at Holy Name Hospital. For 33 years we have hosted the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund Golf Outing the Fund has donated millions of dollars to charities both large and small. For more information or to support the Carl Inserra Leukemia Golf Outing visit http://www.carlinserraleukemiafund.org/.
Our family is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and preserving the environment for future generations. We take pride in our stores, the environments we source our fresh ingredients and products from and work daily to ensure that we make a difference. We volunteer to clean our neighborhoods, provide reusable shopping totes at a reasonable price, enhance our stores with energy efficient lighting, refrigeration and materials, recycle packaging throughout our stores, compost waste, rescue food to share with those in need and support local organizations that like us are dedicated stewards of caring for our communities and our planet.