Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities

Good health comes in many different forms, and healthy eating is only a part of the equation. Healthy communities also require additional building blocks, like supporting education, fighting disease, and simply taking care of our neighbors.


Nourishing the Community

The grocer is the heart of any community — and hunger is a problem in every community. That’s a responsibility we take seriously, and it’s why Stop & Shop, together with local partners, has made it our mission to help fight hunger in all of its forms.

Meat the Needs

One of the greatest challenges in the fight against hunger is ensuring that those in need receive enough protein to fulfill the requirements of a balanced diet. Stop & Shop tackles this challenge head-on, with our Meat the Needs program, which has donated over 2 million pounds of meat to regional food banks.

Food for Friends

Through our 2019 Food for Friends campaign, Stop & Shop and our customers donated $2 million to regional food banks and local food pantries in each of the communities we serve, to help fight summer hunger.

Charity Boxes

Our “charity boxes” are hand-picked care packages of essential food items, which can be donated directly to local food pantries and neighbors in need. About 100,000 charity boxes are donated annually to our communities.

Healthy Futures

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

In 2019, Stop & Shop and its customers donated more than $500,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

Help Cure Childhood Cancer

With the help of our customers, Stop & Shop has donated over $73 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Center and more than $21 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support pediatric cancer research and treatment.

American Cancer Society

In 2018, our customers raised over $600,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society. Stop & Shop was also the presenting sponsor of “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” on Long Island, NY.


Enriching the Community

Through Our Family Foundation, we help our neighbors in need with a focus on three key initiatives: fighting hunger, improving the lives of children and building healthy communities.

Support Our Service Men & Women

Whether at home or abroad, Stop & Shop is committed to supporting our troops: past, present, and future. To date, Stop & Shop and its customers have donated over $3.5 million to USO, which supports members of the military and their families.

A+ School Rewards

Register your Stop & Shop Card and earn A+ School Rewards points every time you shop. Whether it’s books, computers, instruments or sporting goods, your school can use the money they earn to buy what they need today and build a better tomorrow.

Cash for Causes

Raise money for your non-profit with Cash for Causes. Simply purchase Cash for Causes gift cards at a 5% discount ($500 minimum purchase required), and then sell them at face value. The difference between the discounted price and the face value is profit for your non-profit.