SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Stop & Shop announced that they made a donation of $82,500 to organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
The $82,500 donation will be distributed among several LBGTQ+ organizations, each of which spread awareness and provide advocacy, crisis intervention, and support resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The five local pride organizations receiving donations are:
- New Haven Pride Center in New Haven, CT
- Edge New Jersey in Denville, NJ
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition in Boston, MA
- Rhode Island Youth Pride in Providence, RI
- Audre Lorde in Brooklyn, NY
“We’re proud to make these donations alongside our partners and to support the LGBTQ+ community and its allies,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop.
Stop & Shop is also launching a special webpage for Pride Month, which feature recipes from chef and LGBTQ advocate, Elizabeth Falkner, and a list of products to shop from LGBT-owned suppliers.
The store will additionally be selling a variety of Pride-themed cakes, cupcakes, floral bouquets, and balloons as well as the “Together With Pride” cereal from Kellogg’s with a berry-flavored recipe and rainbow hearts.