Senator Jeff Klein and ShopRite host turkey giveaway for residents of Sack Wern Houses and Clason Point Gardens

ShopRite representatives announced they expect to open their Bruckner Plaza store by mid-2018

Bronx, NY - Senator Jeff Klein, joined by ShopRite officials, hosted a turkey giveaway for residents of the Sack Wern Houses and Clason Point Gardens on Monday night. More than 80 turkeys were donated to residents of both housing developments less than two weeks before Thanksgiving.

“The holiday season is all about giving back to those in need, so as Thanksgiving nears I’m proud to partner with ShopRite to provide turkeys for residents of Sack Wern Houses and Clason Point Gardens,”said Senator Jeff Klein. “I’m thankful for ShopRite’s assistance in organizing this important event, and I look forward to the much-anticipated opening of their store in my district.”

“ShopRite cares deeply about the communities we serve, so we are excited to get a head start by providing Thanksgiving turkeys to local families ahead of our anticipated mid-2018 opening in Bruckner Plaza.” said Perry Blatt, third generation owner and operator of Village Super Market ShopRite stores. “We cannot wait to bring the fresh product offerings and great value that ShopRite is known for to Bronx residents.”

During Monday’s turkey giveaway, ShopRite officials revealed their Bruckner Plaza store is expected to open by mid-2018. The supermarket will provide produce and other healthy eating alternatives to a Soundview community that currently lacks many other options.