Catholic Charities is happy to partner with the National Supermarket Association (NSA) on our annual Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign to help raise 2 million meals. NSACares is an initiative of the National Supermarket Association, designed to partner with charitable organizations in the different communities served by their members. They have a longstanding tradition of giving back to the community. Through the promise of NSACares, each year, they reaffirm their commitment to strengthening their corporate social responsibility with the many communities served by their members.
FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NYC, LONG ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT
NSA TOY DRIVE: BRINGING JOY TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN
The NSA Toy Drive has been bringing joy to the faces of children for over 20 years. This year we have a goal of reaching 12,000 children affected by the torrential rains in the Dominican Republic. These children have lost their beds, homes, food and even family members in the recurring mudslides and rising waters of the rivers of this country. With these funds we look to bring them a little joy during Three Kings Day.
This year we are also working with local organizations in New York to bring joy through toys to children throughout the 5 Boroughs and Long Island that live in shelters, have endured extreme hardships or are special needs. Last year we reached over a 1000 children in NYS with our Christmas in July campaign.
Please help us grow this initiative and raise the necessary funds to share the Holiday joy with these children and make them feel as special as we all do during the Holidays.
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NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE ROUND TABLE
Flushing, NY, April 28, 2016
THE NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION HOSTED A CITY COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE
National Supermarket Association President Rodolfo Fuertes, hosted a City Council roundtable with Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Rory Lancman, Antonio Reynoso, Paul Vallone, and, not pictured, Eric Ulrich and Ydanis Rodriguez. About recent and future bills with direct impact on the borough’s grocery industry. The National Supermarket Association, based in Flushing, largely represents Hispanic-owned independent supermarkets in New York and major East Coast urban areas.
Its members discussed street vendors, worker retention policies, rising rents and overregulation in general at a dinner and roundtable meeting with Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst), Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn, Queens) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan).
Thomas Grech, executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, served as the moderator.
In recent terms the Council has approved an expansion of streetcart vendor permits, particularly those selling fresh produce. It has also established a 90-day job protection mandate for workers, no matter how good or bad, following the sale of a supermarket.
Today, Thursday, the Council is expected to vote on a 5-cent per bag fee on most plastic and paper shopping bags. It also is working on a bill to consolidate commercial waste collection by territory rather than by business owner’s choice.
David Corona, a past president of the NSA and former Queens’s grocery store owner, hit Council members right out of the starting gate.
“What can you do about taxes and regulations?” he asked. “What about vendor reform?” Others asked about possible limits on rent increases, and in general more consultation with grocery store owners when bills come up that affect them.
The Council members addressed all items — except for taxes. The members said they as franchise owners with family-owned stores should not be confused with large national or regional grocery chains.
“We don’t have a real estate guy in the office checking out possible new locations,” one owner said.
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