UFCW Local 328 News

UFCW Local 328 Annual Food & Toy Drive

Each year, our union family participates in a number of charitable programs. Our “Members Helping Members” program helps benefit families in need this holiday season. We typically would host a large group gathering at our office to assemble gift bags with toy donations, however, with the ongoing pandemic, the program’s committee made the decision to go with gift cards instead. Thanks to the incredible efforts of our members who helped sell raffle tickets and the donations made by local businesses, we were able to raise over $20,000 to benefit both our Thanksgiving food baskets and our Toy Drive. The Thanksgiving food program benefited over 200 families and the Toy Drive benefited 167 families and 317 children in need. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who helped make this possible. Your inspiring efforts have made a difference for so many families. For those who purchased raffle tickets, we will be holding our drawing on December 17th.

We would also like to thank the committee made up of UFCW Local 328 members, staff and retirees, for dedicating their time and efforts into leading this program:

Domenic Pontarelli (Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 328)

Rebecca Cole (Stop & Shop)

Tim Cole (Stop & Shop)

Cheryl Bushee (Retiree)

Gina Roy (Stop & Shop)

Mike Pietros (Stop & Shop)

Debbie DiBiasio (Rhode Island Credit Union)

Sue Rosa (Stop & Shop)

Valerie Giblin (Eastside Marketplace)

Terry Croce (Stop & Shop)