Big Y in the News
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 10 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 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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Help Us to Feed Others This Holiday Season
Big Y's Annual Sack Hunger
SPRINGFIELD, MA [Novemeber 15, 2023] – In this season of giving food to those in need, Big Y’s annual Sack Hunger campaign provides funds for the 4 food banks within their 2-state marketing area. In turn, these food banks support local soup kitchens, food pantries, senior food programs, day care centers and many others of the 2100-member agencies that they assist every day. Their goal is to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security for those at risk of hunger. These 4 food banks are The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Worcester County Food Bank, Greater Boston Food Bank and Connecticut Food Share.
For a $5 donation, a customer can support Sack Hunger from any register at Big Y’s supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors or online at https://www.bigy.com/rs/GiftCards from now - December 6. Every $5 donation brings 10 meals to those in need.
Additionally, Big Y has added even more ways to boost this year’s efforts in produce and floral departments with proceeds going to Sack Hunger from November 2nd – 8th and Big Y has pledged a portion of every private label brand that they sell throughout the store from November 16th – 22nd. Other Big Y brands, include Food Club, Crav’n, Culinary Tours, Full Circle Organics, Wide Awake Coffee, Sweet P’s, Simply Done, Paws, Pure Harmony, Tippy Toes and Top Care. Program guidelines are outlined on their web site. From November 30th – December 6th Big Y will donate a portion per pound for every pound of their signature Smart Chicken and USDA Choice Angus Beef sold.
“Now more than ever, food insecurity is impacting our neighborhoods” says Charles L. D’Amour, Big Y’s president and CEO. “Big Y’s Sack Hunger program is an easy way for everyone to join with us in helping others during the holiday season. We know that our customers and employees are eager to support families across Massachusetts and Connecticut by helping the food banks do their work. We appreciate their strong participation in our yearly Sack Hunger campaign.”
Over the past 12 years, Big Y’s Sack Hunger program has donated millions meals to those in need. Big Y also donates to the food banks six days a week throughout the year with donations of meat, fresh produce, bakery, grocery, frozen food, and dairy as well as transportation.
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with over 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in 2023 for both Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and for Women. They are ranked at number 72 on Progressive Grocer’s PG 100, annual list of North America’s top food retailers. 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".