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Contact: Jean Papaj, Director of Communications & Marketing
jpapaj@ralstoncenter.org / 215-386-2984

Ralston My Way RECEIVES Support FROM THE ACME FOUNDATION TO OFFER FREE Grocery Ordering and Delivery ASSISTANCE 

 Philadelphia, Pa., May 7, 2020 – Ralston is pleased to announce a grant in the amount of $2,000 from Acme Markets and the ACME Foundation through their Nourishing Neighbors – Community Relief Fund for emergency support related to COVID-19 Relief Efforts.

Many seniors do not have the resources needed to order groceries online or need assistance with the process. Stores with online ordering services are experiencing such high demand when it comes to delivery, that orders are not able to be delivered within a preferred time. To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 among Philadelphia’s Senior population, Ralston My Way will use these funds to offer free assistance with online grocery shopping and grocery delivery for Medicaid eligible seniors by providing drivers to pick up and deliver orders to senior’s home, operating within state and local guidance and following appropriate social distancing and PPE guidelines.

Lois, a long time Ralston My Way member, has cancer and is recovering from a broken hand.  “Your grocery delivery is a life saver,” she said. “I am planning on continuing to use the service even after COVID-19.”

About Ralston My Way

Ralston My Way is a Pennsylvania Department of Health Licensed nonprofit providing personal, home care, home maintenance, yardwork, transportation and other services to support the independence of older residents in Northwest Philadelphia. Our mission to provide supportive services and programs to older adults in West and Northwest Philadelphia.  For more information go to www.ralstonmyway.org

About ACME Markets

ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. 129 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 164 stores, including 102 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 17,000 associates. In 2019 alone, along with the ACME Foundation, ACME gave over $2 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food.  The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information, visit www.acmemarkets.com.

ACME Markets is a division of Albertsons Companies.  Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States.

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