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Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".

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Big Y Donates $35,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief

SPRINGFIELD, MA (October 23, 2018)

Big Y World Class Markets collected donations from customers and employees from September 19th- September 29th for American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Community and employee donations along with additional support from Big Y resulted in a donation of $35,000 which will be donated to both Massachusetts and Connecticut American Red Cross Chapters in support of the ongoing relief efforts in the United States.

Formal check presentations were held in Massachusetts & Connecticut to the American Red Cross.


A formal check presentation to the Connecticut American Red Cross was held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at the West Hartford Big Y World Class Market. Jim Martin, Store Director, of Big Y Foods presented the contribution to Kierstin Pupkowski, Regional Philanthropy Officer, Corporate Partnerships and Brandon Ponder, Chief Development Officer, of the Connecticut & Rhode Island American Red Cross Region.

A formal check presentation to the Massachusetts American Red Cross was held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at the Chicopee Big Y World Class Market. Mike Matyszewski, Store Director, of Big Y Foods presented the contribution to Erin Ryder, Regional Manager of Donor Relations, Massachusetts Chapter.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors like the Big Y. The Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters like Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the American Red Cross goes wherever we're needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them the most.

Big Y, its customers and employees have a strong tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. Past relief campaigns include the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in both Japan and Haiti. The 10-plus-year partnership has raised over 1.5 million dollars to support both international and domestic disasters.

For additional Big Y information, please contact Claire D'Amour-Daley at (413)504-4004. For information about the Red Cross response to the recent disasters, please visit: www.redcross.org.