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".
Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.
Socks For The Homeless
SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 9, 2019)
In order to help to provide clean new socks for the homeless, Big Y will be collecting socks in all of their pharmacy locations from September 12 –October 2. As part of their Sock-tember drive, they are encouraging customers to donate new, in- package socks for the homeless in the local community. In addition, Big Y will donate a pair of socks to a local shelter for every flu shot given in one of their 33 pharmacies during the“Sock-tember” program. Flu shot details can be found at www.bigy.com.
Socks are also available for purchase in these stores so customers who aren’t getting flu shots could add to the donations.
Last year Big Y pharmacies administered 4,030 flu shots and over 2,000 additional pair of socks were donated. Overall, over 6,000 pairs of socks were distributed to the homeless.