Redner’s Markets Donate to Regional Food Banks

READING PA – Redner’s Markets Inc., which operates local grocery stores among its 65 locations across three states, will provide 216,000 meals to patrons of regional food banks, the company said Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2022). It credited two manufacturing partners, Minute Rice and The Original “Louisiana”-brand Hot Sauce, for their support in the donation.

The gift, valued at $36,000, “is able to stretch from the holiday and into the months after” to help put food on the tables of those who need it most, company President and CEO Ryan Redner said.

Seven food bank recipients that benefit from the contribution all operate within the eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware communities where Redner’s operations are located. They are:

  • Philabundance, based in Philadelphia, which helps supply food and other items to pantry operations across Montgomery and Chester counties;
  • Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank, in Reading, serving Berks and Schuylkill counties;
  • The Open Link, in Pennsburg, serving the Upper Perkiomen Valley; as well as the
  • Weinberg Food Bank, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Maryland Food Bank, and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

“Being able to share this with food banks throughout our entire footprint is especially rewarding,” Redner added.

Fighting hunger is an annual, company-wide cause, according to the firm. In western Montgomery, eastern Berks, and northern Chester counties, employee-owned Redner’s operates supermarkets or Quick Shoppe stores in Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove, Collegeville, Audubon, Phoenixville, Boyertown, Douglassville, Bally, and Red Hill.

Redner’s Markets Donate to Regional Food Banks
Helping Harvest board of directors Chair John Flickinger, and President Jay Worrall, display a mock check symbolizing the Redner’s donation

“On behalf of our brands Louisiana Hot Sauce and Minute Rice, we are honored to support the financial contributions and volunteer efforts of Redner’s and their team as they work to eradicate hunger in the communities they serve,” a spokesperson said of the corporate support.

Food bank photo (at top) by Aaron Doucett via Unsplash, used under license
Donation photo (above) provided by Redner’s Markets Inc.