Please watch the video below for a special message from the Sumas Family!

 

Since our founding in 1937, we have always cared deeply about our Village Associates and the Communities we serve.  We care so deeply about our team members that we refer to them as our “Village Family”.

In early September, many of our own Village family members were deeply impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida.  Even through their own hardships and loss, they continued to come to work and serve their community during its time of need.  

As we look for ways to come together to help our family through this, we’re excited to launch the Village Cares Associate Relief Fund for impacts due to Hurricane Ida.  A program for Village by  the Village Family and the Sumas Family Foundation where our team members in need can apply confidentially for grants to help them with hardships directly related to the storm.  

Members of the Sumas Family and the Sumas Family Foundation will initially fund this effort with $50,000 and Village Super Market will match the next $25,000 contributed by our team members, with a goal of being able to raise at least $100,000.

If you need assistance and would like to apply, click here:

bitly.com/vsmidarelief

 

We will contact you directly via the Village Cares text message system within seven days if you are selected to receive a grant.  If you are not registered for the system, please text employee ID or badge number to  844-551-7799. 

Please keep in mind the following:

  • Applicants will not need to provide documentation on how the funds are being used
  • All applications will be confidential
  • Funds should be used to cover costs of impacts from Hurricane Ida including but not limited to property damage, displacement, and home or auto repairs
  • Funds will be distributed based upon need and availability
  • Funds should be used only to cover costs for Village Associates and not for their family members

 

If you are in a position to be able to donate to fellow Village family members in need, we ask that you consider our GoFundMe campaign to support this worthy cause:

GoFundMe

 

You can donate anonymously, and no donation is too small.  Every dollar counts, and the first $25,000 will be matched.

Thank you for practicing your compassion and caring deeply for your fellow team members at Village! Our core values aren’t just words on a page, but rather a commitment that we live by. We hope you’ll join us in making this a program that will impact many lives for the better.

Thank you!

If you have any further questions please contact the Village Care Center at 888-504-0011.

 


 

Desde nuestra fundación en 1937, siempre nos hemos preocupado profundamente por nuestros Asociados de Village y las Comunidades a las que servimos. Nos preocupamos tanto por los miembros de nuestro equipo que nos referimos a ellos como “Familia Village”.

A principios de septiembre, muchos de los miembros de Familia Village se vieron profundamente afectados por los devastadores efectos del huracán Ida. Incluso a pesar de sus propias dificultades y pérdidas, continuaron viniendo a trabajar y sirviendo a su comunidad durante su tiempo de necesidad.

Mientras buscamos formas de unirnos para ayudar a nuestra Familia Village a superar esto, estamos emocionados de lanzar el Fondo de Ayuda para Asociados de Village Cares para los impactos causados ​​por el huracán Ida. Un programa para Village de la Fundacion de Village Family y Sumas Family donde los miembros de nuestro equipo que lo necesiten pueden solicitar de manera confidencial subsidio (ayuda financiera) para ayudarlos con las dificultades directamente relacionadas con la tormenta.

Los miembros de la Familia Sumas y la Fundación de la Familia Sumas financiarán inicialmente este esfuerzo con $ 50,000 y Village Super Market igualará los próximos $ 25,000 aportados por los miembros de nuestro equipo, con el objetivo de poder recaudar al menos $ 100,000.

Si necesita ayuda y desea postularse, haga clic aquí:

bitly.com/vsmidarelief

Si es seleccionado para un subsidio (ayuda financiera), será contactado directamente a través de un mensaje de texto dentro de los 7 días. Asegúrese de estar inscrito en nuestra plataforma de mensajería de texto Village Cares. Para inscribirse envíe un mensaje de texto con su identificación de empleado o codigo utilizado para registrar horas de trabajo al 844-551-7799. ¡Gracias!

Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • Los solicitantes no necesitarán proporcionar documentación sobre cómo se están utilizando los fondos.
  • Todas las aplicaciones serán confidenciales
  • Los fondos deben usarse para cubrir los costos de los impactos del huracán Ida, incluidos, entre otros, daños a la propiedad, desplazamiento y reparaciones de viviendas o automóviles.
  • Los fondos se distribuirán según la necesidad y la disponibilidad.
  • Los fondos deben usarse solo para cubrir los costos de los Asociados de Village y no para los miembros de su familia

 

Si puede donar a los damnificados, le solicitamos que tome en cuenta nuestra campana en GoFundMe para apoyar esta causa:

GoFundMe

 

Puede donar de forma anónima y ninguna donación es demasiado pequeña. ¡Cada dólar cuenta!

¡Gracias por practicar su compasión y mostrar consideración por los miembros de su equipo en Village! Nuestros valores fundamentales no son solo palabras en una página, sino un compromiso por el que vivimos. Esperamos que se una a nosotros para hacer de este un programa que tendrá un impacto positivo en muchas vidas.

¡Muchísimas gracias!

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Village Care Center: 888-504-0011

 

We should all be truly proud of being able to raise over $200,000 in such a challenging year, surpassing the amount we raised in 2019. It’s times like these that we should all stop for a moment and appreciate the impact our teams have on those around us!

We set ambitious goals because we want to be the standard bearer when it comes to fighting hunger in our communities. So many of you stepped up and delivered yet again!

 

 

We can’t thank you enough for all the things you do for Partners in Caring each year. We love that many of you see it as an opportunity to get creative with fundraising and we promise to share those photos if you keep taking them. Now onto the contest portion, all stores will submit their binders to Wakefern by Friday. We’ll update you when those results are in!

 

Thank you for everything you do!

September 15th – October 15th

 

September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! At Village, we believe that we should all be able to live and work in a society where all people have a sense of belonging. All five of our core values are intertwined with this mission: Act With Integrity, Respect For All, Care Deeply, Challenge Yourself, and Welcome To The Family. We’re on a mission to celebrate our differences because we all have a unique story to tell!

 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated globally and can get quite festive!

 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, contributions, and history of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. It was President Lyndon Johnson who first observed this celebration in 1968, and it was eventually expanded into a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

 

Why the mid-month celebration?

September 15th is significant because it marks the anniversary of independence for El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days soon after!

As we celebrate this month, it’s important to know some key things:

  • Hispanic is not a race, it’s an ethnicity; not all people self-identify as Hispanic beyond filling out official forms, and there are no rules for how you self-identify
  • Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Latino/a or Latinx refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America.
  • Being Latino doesn’t necessarily mean you’re Hispanic, and being Hispanic doesn’t mean you’re Latino

 

Spotlight on Hispanic Pioneers

 

 

 

Be part of positive change at your store! Although we always encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas with us, this survey offers a more formal opportunity to share your insights. Between September 7th and September 27th, we invite you to make your voice heard!

Before you begin, you may find this article helpful if you need to reset your Wakefern password:  How to set up or reset your Wakefern password

There are two ways to participate in the survey:

  1. Desktop/iPad: Survey will be accessible on the LINK homepage (link.wakefern.com)
  2. TC-70 Handheld: Survey will be accessible through the Soti-Surf app

Navigate to the AEM link on LINK or the Soti-Surf app on a TC-70 device. Sign in one of two ways:

  • Five-character ID and password (same you use for Axonify login)
  • Twelve-digit Employee ID and birth year

Answer questions and click SUBMIT. You will have the opportunity to add in comments to provide more feedback for each question. 

The survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. See your Manager or Supervisor if you need any help.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Engagement Survey?

A: It’s your opportunity to voice your opinion – confidentially – about what is working at your store and what needs improvement. The survey is a great tool to provide feedback and assess culture, teamwork, leadership, policies and more.

 

Who is the survey for?

A: Everyone who works in your store is invited and encouraged to take the survey – part-timers, full-timers, Managers, every department, every job function. For those Associates who joined Village on or after August 8th, 2021, we invite your feedback in our next survey.

 

Will my Manager know how I’ve answered the questions?

A: No, the survey is completely confidential and administered by Glint, a third-party vendor, who makes your confidentiality a priority. So, no one will know how you’ve answered. Your answers will be included and reported on as part of a group – your direct team or department and your store as a whole. If a group is smaller than five people, the results are hidden to help keep answers confidential.

 

Should I be honest?

A: Yes! Absolutely. Store leadership wants to know how Associates honestly feel about working in your store so that they can celebrate what is going well and take positive action to address areas that can be improved.

 

Should I take the survey if I just started working in the store?

A: Although we value your input and are always looking for feedback, if you started working here within the last 30 days, you are not required to take the survey.

 

Can I take the survey at home?

A: This is considered a work activity, so Store Associates must take the survey during work hours. Corporate and Field Associates who are working from home may take the survey at home during work hours.

Why should I take the survey?

A: The first part of making positive change is knowing exactly what needs to change. By taking the survey, you are letting your store leadership know where they should focus their efforts to make improvements. You will be part of making your store a better place to work – not only for yourself, but also for your co-workers. If I do not remember my 5 character ID and password can I still take the survey?

 

If I do not remember my 5 character ID and password can I still take the survey?

A: Yes! You can also access the survey by inputting your 12-digit Employee ID and birth year.

 

What will you do with my responses after the survey closes?

A: After the survey closes, results will be combined, analyzed and provided to your store management. From there, your store and/or department manager will set aside time to review your store/team results with the team.

Shanah tovah um’tukah! Monday marks the first day of celebrations for the Jewish New Year, beginning at sundown and ending at nightfall on Sunday. This holiday commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance which leads into Yom Kippur. It’s one of the holiest days of the year for those of the Jewish faith!

How can I wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to my fellow team members who observe?

You can say, “Shanah tovah um’tukah!”, which means “good year”. It’s a commonly spoken greeting on this day and you can show your co-workers you care about them with a simple acknowledgement.

Happy Rosh Hashanah! We wish everyone celebrating a joyous and peaceful holiday spent with those you love most.

We want you to be the healthiest version of you! That’s why we’re providing free flu shots for every Associate at Village Super Market, Inc. during the month of September. 

The CDC and all the experts say the same: vaccines are your best bet to protect you from the virus. Vaccines have arrived, and we’ve set aside a supply just for our Associates and we’re offering them to you early so you can be protected for the entire season.

If you have your insurance card, be sure to bring it, but if you have no insurance, we will cover the cost of the shot. There’s no need to make an appointment, either — just walk into any Village ShopRite Pharmacy location during business hours between 9/1 – 9/30. If you have any questions, reach out to a member of your Store Management team.

 

Flu Shot Clinics for non-pharmacy stores

To make it even easier to get your flu shot, we’re hosting clinics at non-pharmacy stores!

  • ShopRite of Chatham:  Friday, 9/3, 1-5pm
  • ShopRite of Chester:  Friday, 9/10, 12-4pm
  • Village Corporate Office: Wednesday, 9/15 11am-2pm
  • ShopRite of Stroudsburg:  Thursday, 9/16, 10-2pm
  • ShopRite of Garwood: Thursday, 9/16, 12-4pm
  • ShopRite of Watchung: Friday, 9/17, 11-3pm
  • ShopRite of Springfield: Thursday, 9/23, 12-4pm
  • ShopRite of Millburn:  Friday, 9/24, 12-4pm

 

  • For our Associates in New York: Monday, 9/20
    • Fairway 74th St:  8am – 10:30am
    • Fairway 86th St:  11:30am – 2pm
    • ShopRite of Bruckner Blvd:  3:00pm – 5:30pm

 

PHARMACY HOURS

ShopRite of Elizabeth Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of East Orange Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Greater Morristown Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Livingston Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Union Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of West Orange Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Washington Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Stirling Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Hillsborough Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Somerset Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Bernardsville Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Old Bridge Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Timonium Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Landis Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Galloway Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of English Creek Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Marmora Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Somers Point Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Absecon Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Hammonton Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
ShopRite of Rio Grande Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM to 2:00 PM

 

 

The Great American Milk Drive has officially ended for 2021 and we’ve reached 47.7% of our total goal! While we didn’t hit our late stretch goal of 50%, our food bank partners will be getting over 9,600 gallons of milk, courtesy of our generous customers and your efforts.  

Hats off to the ShopRites of Galloway, Watchung, Hillsborough, Greater Morristown, and Springfield for surpassing their 2021 goals! We know this year was uniquely challenging but we know you brought the message to our customers with a smile.

Congratulations to our top five cashiers! These associates went ABOVE and BEYOND to engage our customers and tell our hunger fighting story!  If you see them in store, make sure to give them a big THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!

#1 – ShopRite of English Creek – Carla Baldwin with $1,854 

#2 – ShopRite of Hillsborough – Andrew Milne with $1,641 

#3 – ShopRite of Morristown – Rhoda Amelio with $1,414

#4 – ShopRite of Chester – Christina Matasaru with 1,413

#5 – ShopRite of Galloway – Marlene Reid  with $1,062

 Thank you for everything that you do — your actions have a bigger impact on our communities than you realize! The milk drive is a great example of how we care deeply about people, help them to eat well and be happy.

 

Father’s day has arrived! This year, so many team members submitted photos of the father figures in their lives they were proud of. The pictures are endearing and we’re always happy to share them with our entire Village family!

We hope all our dads enjoy this special holiday dedicated to them. Stay safe, stay rested, and let’s treasure this time we have to spend with family. Happy Father’s Day!

 

Location: Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr. Monroe Twp. NJ 08831

Dress Code (Golf course and practice facilities): 

  • No denim at any time.
  • Golf shirts must be tucked in.
  • Collared shirts should be worn at all times; however, collarless golf shirts are acceptable.
  • You are NOT permitted to change shoes at the bag drop or at the Starters Shack. You should change your shoes in our locker room.
  • Hats must always be worn with the bill facing forward.
  • Cargo shorts are not permitted for anyone 12 years and under.
  • No sweatpants or tracksuits.

Day’s Events

Registration: 7:00am-9:00am

  • All golfers will be provided a welcome bag with snacks and drinks for the course upon check in.
  • We will have the opportunity for you to purchase tickets for our raffles and 50/50s, along with the chance to bid on three great golf experiences.  All proceeds benefit the Sumas Family Foundation.  Cash and credit will be accepted.
  • The chipping, putting green and practice range will be open.
  • Breakfast will be available prior to teeing off.
  • Cigar roller will be available throughout the day.

Golf: 9:00am-1:30pm

  • We tee off at 9:00am!
  • The tournament will be a scramble, each team member hits a tee shot on each hole. The team then collectively decides which of the four balls is in the best position to play next.
  • The beverage cart will be available throughout the day.
  • We will have the Boar’s Head Hot Dog Truck on the course for a quick bite.
  • We will feature four contests: 
    • Closest to the Pin
    • Longest Drive
    • Lowest Score
    • FREE CAR Hole-in-One hole

Lunch: 1:30pm-3:30pm

  • We will have a banquet at the conclusion of the tournament.
  • Lunch and cocktails will be provided.
  • Sumas Family Foundation presentation, contest and raffle basket winners will all be announced at this time.

We are so excited to see you on Monday, October 25th and thank you all for your support of this event in Jimmy’s honor.

Your generous contributions help us to support many organizations through the Sumas Family Foundation.

If you have not yet paid for your foursome, please send check made out to the Sumas Family Foundation to 733 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07781.

If you have any questions please reach out to Amy.Rozgony@wakefern.com.

 

Please click HERE to register 

Each year, the Sumas family provides scholarship opportunities for Village Associates and their family members who are pursuing higher education. Neither Nick or Perry Sumas had a formal education when they came to the United States in search of the “American Dream”, but they cared deeply about those who worked with them.

In 2021, we’re pleased to have expanded the award to forty $1,000 scholarships. Please join us in congratulating these exceptional members of our Village family and wish them luck on their future endeavors!