On Thursday, Feb. 4, Michael Hannon, the manager of our local Stop & Shop presented a check for nearly $2,800 to Father Eric Bennett, the Parochial Vicar, for Gate of Heaven, St. Brigid Parishes and St. Augustine Chapel. The donation came from Stop and Shop’s Annual “Food For Friends” Drives:“Great way to give back to the community that we are in. On behalf of the parishes, Father Bennett thanked Mr. Hannon, the Stop and Shop Corporation and the generosity of their customers for their kind and generous donation that will go directly to assist those in need in the parishes.

In 2015, through the generosity of the Stop and Shop customers, nearly $2,800 was raised that goes directly to the local food bank. Stop and Shop also donated hundreds of charity boxes that are meal kits to help feed the hungry during the holiday season. For Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015, Stop and Shop gladly continued to support our local community. We hope to raise even more for 2016.

-Michael Hannon