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".
Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.
Big Y, Red Cross Partner for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief
SPRINGFIELD, MA [March 16, 2022] – Big Y World Class Markets are partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations to help provide humanitarian relief in response to the Ukraine crisis.
Starting Thursday, March 17th and continuing through Wednesday, March 30th, Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross Relief Efforts at all Big Y World Class Markets throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
As fighting intensifies in and around Ukraine, the global Red Cross network is helping families impacted by conflict. The Ukrainian Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are supporting this devastating humanitarian crisis. Our donation will support the global Red Cross movement response to provide humanitarian relief to people affected by the crisis in Ukraine.
According to President and CEO Charles L. D’Amour, “Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and their families locally and abroad. We are a local and trusted community partner that can provide our customers and employees a means to show their support to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through our partnership with the American Red Cross.”
Big Y, its customers and employees have a strong tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. The 12-plus-year partnership has raised over $1.6 million to support international and domestic disasters.