Big Y in the News
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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Helping Pets at Big Y
SPRINGFIELD, MA (May 1, 2019)
Big Y World Class Markets announces their 5th annual “May is Pet Month” donation drive. The first four years of this program collected more than 175,000 pounds of pet food and supplies to almost 70 different local animal shelters within Big Y’s marketing region. The program, which will run in all 70 Big Y stores through May 29th, encourages shoppers to purchase food and other supplies for a local shelter as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give back to the community. Last year’s, donations resulted in 25,000 pounds of pet food and supplies for 45 local shelters.
Both customers and employees are involved with Pet Month. Many employees decorate their store’s donation bins with pictures of their family pets. Customers also donate other needed pet items such as pet food, collars, leashes, cat litter, and pet toys.
Big Y is partnering with iHeart Media and Pure Harmony pet food to promote Pet Month. Returning to the program this year will be $1 donation cards at each register to benefit the MSCPA-Angell of Massachusetts (with their 4 locations throughout MA), Kenway’s Cause, CT Humane Society, and The Hometown Foundation (which supports over 15 animal rescues/shelters). Another way to donate is by purchasing a Big Y Cares reusable shopping bag. Available at every store where one dollar for each bag purchased will be donated to a local shelter.