Supporting Healthcare Heroes

We’re proud of all the healthcare heroes and first responders on the front lines keeping us safe. Here’s how we’re showing our support.

Stop & Shop Donates 5000 Meals a day to healthcare heroes

Feeding the Front Lines

We’re supporting our healthcare first responders by donating 5,000 meals a day to areas hit hardest by COVID-19.

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Stop & Shop partners with Beasley Media Group to support Healthcare Heroes by providing assistance in accessing food essentials.

Providing food and essentials for healthcare heroes

We’re teaming up with Beasley Media Group and Massachusetts General Hospital to celebrate and support medical and emergency personnel on the front lines.

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See more of what we’re doing in our communities here

Thanks to all of our Partners

Stop & Shop would like to say Thank You to our amazing vendor partners for their generous donations to healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Along with the 5,000 fresh meals Stop & Shop is providing to healthcare workers on the front lines each day, the generous support from these partners has allowed us to provide additional beverages and snacks to those working tirelessly on the front lines throughout the pandemic.

Spotlighting Our Associates

Take a look at a few of our employees who have been going above and beyond during this time to make sure our stores and operations are running as smoothly as possible.

Hero of the Week

Jackie Zampaglione, Floral Manager

North Haven, CT

A customer asked Store #694 in North Haven, CT for help celebrating her mom’s birthday. Her mother is a patient at a nursing home that is not taking visitors. Jackie put together a special bouquet and cake from the bakery to be delivered to the customer’s mom—and the store even donated a bag of candy to complete the surprise.

Hero of the Week

Keith Tarr, Store Manager

North Haven, CT

When a local food bank’s supplies were depleted, they reached out to Keith for help. The food bank had monetary donations to purchase the food, but they were looking for help shopping for it. Keith and his team shopped for all of the items on their list and delivered everything to the food bank.

Hero of the Week

Joe Manganaro, Store Manager

Lexington, MA

Joe got a phone call from California resident named Juno, who was unable to secure a Peapod delivery time for her parents who live in Lexington, MA. Joe asked Juno to email him a list of their needs, and Joe ensured the groceries were delivered to her parents' home. He even offered to continue shopping for Juno's parents as needed, ensuring they have a useful lifeline during these hard times.

Hero of the Week

Chris Mazzarella, Produce Lead

Morris County, NJ

Chris has started a campaign called Feed the Front Line to support his local community in Morris County, NJ. Through donations, Feed the Front Line orders meals from local restaurants and delivers them to first responders and healthcare workers on the job.

Hero of the Week

Jermaine Russell, Sean McKinney and Sal Nesci

Cromwell, CT

When a customer’s heart and breathing stopped due to a major seizure, Jermaine and Sean, both bakeshop associates and trained EMTs, were nearby and jumped in to help. With Sean’s support, Jermaine started CPR while Sal called 911, secured the area and helped to keep other customers calm.The actions of these three associates saved the customer’s life.

Hero of the Week

Geralyn Szczurko, Merchandise Acceleration

Support Team

While covering her shift in the Operations Command Center, Geralyn has pulled out her sewing machineto make surgical masks for medical professionals at UMASS Medical Center.

Hero of the Week

Frank Libby, Store Manager

Stoneham, MA

Frank and his team worked with the town's senior center and developed a process to help local seniors safely get their groceries during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, Frank and his team filled bags with essential groceries like eggs, cereal, juice and other pantry staples, and donated them to the senior center.

Hero of the Week

Keith Tarr, Store Manager

North Haven, CT

When a local food bank's supplies were depleted,they reached out to Keith for help. The food bank had monetary donations to purchase the food, but theywere looking for help shopping for it. Keith and his team shopped for all the items on their list and delivered everything to the food bank.

Hero of the Week

Melinda McCarthy, Store Manager

Provincetown, MA

As a way to help out in the local community, Melinda and her team assembled and delivered 150 Easter bags to the Provincetown School and Food Pantry.

Hero of the Week

Mike Murphy, Cashier Department Head

Unionville, CT

Mike assisted a customer who arrived just after closing to do an emergency shop for his wife. She is a nurse treating COVID-19 patients, and her unit had run out of hand soap. After listening to the customer's story, Mike reopened the doors to go back into the store and bought the soap with his own money, refusing payment.

Hero of the Week

Robbin Kupsch, Store Manager

Westfield, NJ

Robbin's team is helping the local community by assisting with seniors' shopping needs. After receiving the seniors' grocery lists from a volunteer, store associates gather the items, and the volunteer comes into the store to pay for, pick up, and deliver the groceries. During the first week of this new process, store associates shopped for19 local seniors.

Investing in our associates

Investing in our associates

We’re allocating more than $44 million to increase pay, expand healthcare benefits, access to critical safety equipment and more for our hardworking staff.

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Customers Organize Parades to say<br/>“Thank You” to Stop & Shop associates

Taking appreciation to the streets

Learn about the parking lot parades rolling through various communities are saying “thank you” to our staff and associates.

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Stop & Shop and UFCW Issue Joint Statement Calling For Grocery Workers To Be Classified As First Responders

Making grocery workers "essential"

Learn more about our efforts to get grocery workers to be considered emergency personnel during this time.

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See more of what we’re doing in our communities here

Supporting Local Communities

From giving weekly shoutouts to supporting food banks, we’re doing all we can to give back to our communities.

Stop & Shop Celebrates World Milk Day with $10,000 Milk Donation to Benefit Rhode Island Agencies in Need

Gallons of support for families in need.

We’re celebrating World Milk Day by donating $10,00 to Rhode Island Agencies in need.

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Growing new interests

Growing new interests

We’re teaching little gardeners how to grow their own veggies and herbs with our Grow & Learn program.

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Stop & Shop donates 32 tons of food to Feeding Westchester and Connecticut Food Bank

Tons of food for food banks

We’re donating 32 tons of food to Feeding Westchester and Connecticut Food Bank

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Stop & Shop Donates $1 Million Dollars to Support Food Bank Partners

Supporting local food banks

We’re proud to support those working to help families continue to put food on the table. Learn more about our $1 Million donation to our food back partners.

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See more of what we’re doing in our communities here

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. We will be updating this site on a regular basis as the situation develops. If you have further questions, please download our Customer FAQs or read our latest press releases.

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