King Kullen Grocery Co. has donated $10,000 to benefit summer camp programs for disadvantaged children in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The donation, a company tradition that started more than 30 years ago, will be divided evenly between Family & Children’s Association and Family Service League.
“Camp provides a stimulating and fun environment where children can learn new activities and meet other children their age,” King Kullen President and COO Joseph W. Brown said in a company statement. “King Kullen’s gift will help fund scholarships for children whose families lack the resources for summer camp.”
In addition, customers who want to make a difference can participate in the company’s annual ‘Send A Kid to Camp’ campaign this summer by scanning $5, $2, or $1 coupons at the register at all King Kullen and Wild by Nature stores.
“The gifts we receive from individuals and corporations like King Kullen make it possible for us to provide these wonderful experiences for Long Island’s young people,” Family and Children’s Association President and CEO Jeffrey Reynolds said in the statement. “We thank King Kullen for all their support over the years.”
Family Service League Division Director Robyn Berger-Gaston said FSL is grateful to again receive the King Kullen.
“These camps are often the highlight of the year for the children we help,” she said.
Headquartered in Hauppauge, King Kullen is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Founded in 1930 by Michael J. Cullen, King Kullen operates 27 supermarkets and four Wild by Nature stores in Nassau and Suffolk counties.