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In honor of Pride Month, Stop & Shop is donating $82,500 among several LBGTQ+ organizations, each of which spread awareness and provide advocacy, crisis intervention and support resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
In partnership with The Kellogg Co., Stop & Shop will make a donation to GLAAD to support its LGBTQ+ youth anti-bullying efforts. Also, in partnership with Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Stop & Shop will make an additional donation to GLAAD, as well as donations to The Trevor Project, CenterLink, Sage, OutRight and the National Black Justice Coalition.
Additionally, Stop & Shop will make donations to five local organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community:
New Haven Pride Center, in New Haven, Conn.
Edge New Jersey, in Denville, NJ
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, in Boston
Rhode Island Youth Pride, in Providence, RI
Audre Lorde, in Brooklyn, NY
“Diverse teams, ideas and experiences are valued at Stop & Shop — and are an integral part of our success,” said Gordon Reid, president of Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop. “We’re proud to make these donations alongside our partners and to support the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.”
The food retailer has also launched a special webpage for Pride Month, which features recipes from celebrity chef and LGBTQ advocate Elizabeth Falkner, plus products to shop from National LGBT Chamber of Commerce-certified, LGBT-owned suppliers so customers can show their support for the community when they shop. Stop & Shop will spotlight LGBT-owned products in its weekly circular throughout June.
Stop & Shop was recognized as a 2021 Best Place to Work for LBGTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
Source, Progressive Grocer.