The holidays are a beautiful time of year. While it is important to give thanks for all we have, the holidays are also a wonderful reminder to give back. Price Chopper and Market 32 are proud to participate in Giving Tuesday, which takes place on November 28th this year. All teammates received a nomination form for a charity they feel should be recognized if they chose. A committee member was selected to evaluate all nominations and pick a winner from each state where our stores are located (New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania). Each charity that was chosen received a $1,000 grant by the company!

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 and is recognized as a global day of generosity. Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that encourages people to give back, volunteer, donate, and do good.

It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to contribute toward building the better world we all want to live in (Giving Tuesday).”

2023 Winners:

Veterans Miracle: Albany, NY

The Veterans Miracle Center mission is to “offer Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel real solutions that will enhance their lives. We seek to provide clothing, personal care and hygiene products, houseware items, ambulatory equipment, toys for their children and much more — and all goods and services are available free-of-charge to Veterans and their immediate household.”

Learn more here!

Project Just Because: Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Project Just Because “helps struggling families in their times of greatest need by supplying basic necessities including warm clothing, food and school supplies. We are dedicated to serving as many men, women and children as possible in a caring and dignified environment. As a conduit between those who want to give and those in need, Project Just Because fosters a stronger, more empathetic community.”

Learn more here!

COTS: Burlington, Vermont

The COTS organization “advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness and provide emergency shelter, services, and long-term housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or are marginally housed.”

Learn more here!

Bread for Life: Southington, Connecticut

“The mission of Bread For Life is to provide food, fellowship and a sense of dignity to those in need.Our vision is accomplished by providing meals served daily in our kitchen, delivered within our senior community and also to our home-bound citizens, and to children in the summer.”

Learn more here!

Visions for Creative Housing Solutions: Enfield, New Hampshire

“Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, a 501c3 nonprofit, is the recognized leader in providing permanent, secure homes for Upper Valley adults with developmental and similar disabilities. With two existing locations, and a third under development, Visions’ model has proven to promote self-determination, autonomy, and independence by providing tailored support that helps residents grow and thrive.”

Learn more here!

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge: Dallas, Pennsylvania 

“We work every day to provide the very best care to the animals at our shelter. We happily take them in and care for them until they find a forever home, or for as long as they need us to. We work to understand the animals first: by learning their personalities and dispositions, and determining what makes them anxious or scared, we are able to effectively place them in environments that make them happiest.”

Learn more here!

We would like to thank all teammates who submitted an organization, and a huge congratulations to our six winners!


Pet Food Drive

Pets provide unconditional love, meaning, and joy to our lives. Sadly, millions of companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Help create a better, kinder place for them by donating items during our annual pet food and supply drive. Through Sunday, April 30, purchase pet food or supplies and place them in the collection bins at the front of the stores. All items will be provided to local animal shelters, listed below to help our furry friends in need.

1Eastern Pkwy.CD Humane Society
3BrunswickCD Humane Society
12Johnstownthe James Brennan Humane Society
23Madison Ave.CD Humane Society
28Twenty MallCD Humane Society
30OgdensburgGracious Friends Animal Sanctuary-
36CohoesCD Humane Society
38GlenvilleCD Humane Society
39WiltonCD Humane Society
40Glen Street 
42CatskillHyer Ground Rescue
44North Utica
45Delaware Ave.CD Humane Society
94MechanicvilleCD Humane Society
111East GreenbushCD Humane Society
112CSWCD Humane Society
116CobleskillAnimal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
125ManchesterSecond Chance Animal
130EndicottBroome County Dog Shelter
133WestgateCD Humane Society
134OneontaSuper Heroes Animal Shelter
136BrattleboroWindham County Humane Society
138Loudon – MBCD Humane Society
142Vails GateHudson Valley SPCA
158Route 50CD Humane Society
159BethlehemCD Humane Society
175Altamont AveCD Humane Society
177Windsor, VTLucy Mackenzie Humane Society
181Hudson ValleyCD Humane Society
183GuilderlandCD Humane Society
184MaltaCD Humane Society
188Shaker RdCD Humane Society
189PutnamNECOGG Animal Shelter, Dayville CT and Paw Cat Shelter, Woodstock CT
196GlemontCD Humane Society
207Commercial DriveAnita’s Steven Swan Humane Society
210Richfield SpringsHerkimer County Humane Society-
216OwegoStray Haven Humane Society and SPCA
220ChamplainEmolre SPCA-
224ColonieCD Humane Society
226OswegoOswego County Humane Society
233LenoxBerkshire Humane Society
238Saratoga (PC LTD)CD Humane Society
241Alexandria BayJefferson County SPCA
243StorrsWindham Animal Shelter;
245WaterviletCD Humane Society
246ChathamColumbia Greene Humane Society
250Clifton ParkCD Humane Society