Market 32 Announces Salvation Army Holiday Kettle Donation Program Results

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Salvation Army bellringers at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire raised nearly $580,000 through its six week "Red Kettle" holiday campaign. 
 
The money raised, a full $81,000 more than last year, will directly benefit those in need throughout the communities where the funds were collected.
 
"The annual Red Kettle campaign has become an integral part of the holiday season – both in our stores and our communities," said Pam Cerrone, Price Chopper/Market 32 director of community relations. "Being able to extend ourselves and welcome our community partners in support of friends and neighbors in need is a blessing."
 
The Salvation Army and Price Chopper/Market 32 have been collaborative partners in the communities they serve for more than 35 years.
 
"The Salvation Army is incredibly thankful for its continuing partnership with Price Chopper/Market 32 stores," said Major Kevin Stoops, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army, Empire State Division. "Each Christmas season, Salvation Army Red Kettles located in front of these stores raise money, which helps The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, and many other services to local families and individuals in need throughout the year. Thank you to our generous partners and donors for helping to make real change happen in the lives of others."
 
 
 
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Second Chance Composting Comes to Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Second Chance Composting has recently brought their Residential Community Composting Program to Pittsfield.  
 
Memberships are open and ongoing for the 9 South Atlantic Avenue drop off location.  The program runs continuously all year, through all 4 seasons.
 
Memberships start at $9.99 per month, offering unlimited drop off of household food scraps to the location each month.  Members save their food scraps at home, and at their convenience, bring them to 9 South Atlantic Avenue and drop their material into the tote.  Members can come as little or as often as needed each month.  Any and all food and food scraps are accepted, including meat, fish, dairy, bones, and shells.  There are also other membership pricing options available for those who wish to receive finished compost back.
 
In addition to the new Pittsfield location, Second Chance Composting currently has drop off locations in North Adams, Williamstown, and Adams, which have continuous and ongoing membership signups.
 
Second Chance Composting picks up the material every week and it is brought to their MassDEP certified facility in Cheshire to process the food scraps into compost, which is then distributed back to the community to grow more food, flowers, plants, and trees.
 
Those interested in learning more or signing up for a membership can do so by visiting www.secondchancecomposting.com
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