2024 Partners: Stop & Shop

Howard Beach, Queens, New York

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, representatives from the national supermarket chain Stop and Shop gathered with members of Veterans Rebuilding Life at their Howard Beach location in the borough of Queens, New York.

Sam Esposito (seen above, second from right) President of the Ozone Park Residents Block Association, and local chapter of the Lions Club, spoke about the positive impact Stop & Shop’s acknowledgment of veterans has on the local community.

Carletta Cantres, the Store Manager for the Howard Beach Stop & Shop, proudly unveiled the location’s new addition: Veterans Only Reserved Parking, strategically situated in closest proximity to the store’s entrance.

Daniel Wolk, the External Communications Manager for Stop & Shop, then took the floor to present members of Veterans Rebuilding Life with a symbolic gesture of support—an oversized check totaling $1,000. Daniel stated:

“This donation underscores Stop & Shop’s commitment to bolstering the noble endeavors of nonprofits like Veterans Rebuilding Life, dedicated to serving those who have served.”