Inspiring kids to create a healthier tomorrow
Purchase, NY (September 8, 2016) – It’s good to be a kid at Stop & Shop. Beginning today, Stop & Shop is launching its Free Fruit for Kids program in all of its stores. The Free Fruit for Kids program offers free fruit to kids ages 10 and under.
Parents and caregivers have to go no further than the produce department to find a healthy snack option for kids while they are shopping. With support from produce partners, the Free Fruit for Kids program focuses on providing healthy snacking for kids while parents or caregivers shop.
"We hope to help shape healthier habits in our tiniest of customers by offering a convenient and naturally sweet snack to enjoy as they shop with their parents," said Julie Hersey, nutritionist for Stop & Shop.
In-store signage and produce displays will direct customers to the free fruit that is available. Bananas will be offered to start, and later this fall, mandarin oranges will be offered. Customers are encouraged to take one piece of fruit per child ages 10 and under.
Stop & Shop offers farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, including local seasonal picks, and certified organics that will inspire kids and families to eat well.
For more ways Stop & Shop is helping customers eat well, visit www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 61,000 associates and operates 419 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.