september 9, 2011

As Ten Year Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches, Foodtown Supermarkets Kick-Off Fundraising Drive for America’s Troops

Shoppers asked to donate at registers to benefit returning military service members

GI Go Executive Director Jack Fanous (right) presents Foodtown Supermarkets Chairman and CEO David Maniaci with the organization’s “Outstanding Military Support” Award during a Kick-Off event for the GI Go Fund’s annual Foodtown Fundraising Drive

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - In honor of the ten-year anniversary of the horrific attacks on 9/11 that affected the lives of all Americans, Foodtown Supermarkets held the “Foodtown Supports Our Troops Kick-Off Event” on August 12, 2011, to announce the start of their Dollar Donation Drive benefiting The GI Go Fund and the returning combat troops.

The kick-off event honored Foodtown Chairman and CEO David Maniaci for his leadership in assisting the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. Mr. Maniaci also serves as the owner of the Foodtown stores in North Haledon and Cedar Grove, which were the top earning supermarkets during previous donation drives for our military service members.

“It has been 10 years since the attack on our country and we will Never Forget!” said Maniaci. “I feel it is a privilege and our duty as Americans to support the men and women who fight in our armed forces and to encourage great programs like the GI Go Fund.”

The donation drive offers shoppers the opportunity to give $1 at the register upon checkout to assist our troops. In addition, donation cards will be displayed with the names of customers and loved ones throughout individual Foodtown storefronts to show further support for our returning service-members.

Previous Foodtown drives for the GI Go Fund have been tremendously successful, raising nearly $100,000 for the organization and breaking store records in the process. The Drive will continue through the weekend of the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

“Without the support of Mr. Maniaci, his customers, and the entire Foodtown family, our organization would not be able to provide the essential services our warriors need as they come home to the country they defended. The patriotism on display at every Foodtown, from the owners to the cashiers to the customers, is just inspiring,” said Jack Fanous, Executive Director of The GI Go Fund.

Foodtown Supermarkets and The GI Go Fund encourage everyone to visit their local Foodtown store and take part in this important event for America’s troops.