Mobile Pantry: Out In The Community Helping Seniors & Others
Sicklerville, NJ (Nov 2021): What a great start to the giving season... The Community Care Food and Clothing Pantry teamed up with the Food Bank of South Jersey and ACME Markets to help provide some relief for those in need. ACME Markets provided $5,000 in gift cards to help families in need this holiday season. Participants received a $50.00 ACME gift card, produce, and other great food products during our special Mobile Pantry distribution. We thank our partners, volunteers, and Christ Care Senior Housing that made this possible.
Special Thanks to ACME, Sprouts Farmers Market of Marlton, NJ, Karen Broyer, Wilma Morrell (FBSJ), Keisha Bishop(FBSJ), Shoprite of Williamstown, and The Community Care Food and Clothing Pantry team.
For more information on these programs, please contact us at 856-449-9744 or email us by clicking here.
About Food Bank of South Jersey - Pennsauken, NJ
The Food Bank of South Jersey’s humble beginnings in Camden, New Jersey is a reinforcement of what happens when ordinary citizens, driven by compassion and conviction, accomplish extraordinary feats. Founded in 1985 by 13 individuals with the belief that no one should go hungry, the Food Bank of South Jersey’s mission was birthed. This simple grassroots vision from one South Jersey city has stood the test of time to become a trusted beacon of hope feeding hundreds of thousands of food-insecure residents and renewing their faith in the kindness of humanity.
About ACME Markets
The origins of ACME Markets Inc. can be traced back to 1891, when friends Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford decided to open a neighborhood grocery store at the intersection of South Philadelphia’s Second and Fernon Streets. In 1917, Robinson and Crawford merged with four other local Philadelphia area grocery chains to form the American Stores Company, or ASCO as it was known to shoppers. As the grocery industry began to change with the new found freedom of the family car, American Stores Company decided to create a full-service supermarket in 1937 - ultimately deciding to call the company ACME Markets after the ACME Tea Company which was the largest of the five original companies that became ASCO. Under the ACME Markets banner, the chain prospered, enjoying decades as the largest grocery retailer in the Delaware Valley.
Today, the core values of that market remain the same as envisioned by Robinson and Crawford back in 1891: a selection of quality products at competitive prices, where customers can always rely on friendly service. Over the 129 years that ACME Markets has been in operation, we’ve remained dedicated to providing our shoppers with the superior grocery experience they’ve come to expect.
In the years since we first opened our doors, ACME Markets has grown and expanded to operate 164 stores throughout its native Pennsylvania, as well as serving shoppers in nearby New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland. To date, we employ over 15,000 associates. We continue to offer consumers the freshest products, convenient supermarket locations, and handy additional services – such as ACME Sav-On® Pharmacies – all tailored to the specific needs of the neighborhoods we serve.