Area Super Foodtown locations join forces to support the Basie Center


(RED BANK | AUGUST 15) Super Foodtown locations in Red Bank, Ocean, Port Monmouth, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Girt have joined forces to raise money for arts education programs at the nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts.

From now through August 25, shoppers can make a donation to the Basie upon checkout. It’s part of an ongoing philanthropy program headed by Foodtown parent Food Circus Super Markets, Inc.

An image of the ‘original’ 99 Monmouth Street – Reade’s Carlton Theatre – is part of the new decor at Super Foodtown’s Red Bank location.

“What we do in our company is support local organizations, where the money stays here in the community,” said Philip J. Scaduto, Vice President, Food Circus Super Markets, Inc., last fall when his stores first chose the Basie Center as a beneficiary of their program. “We ask our customers if they wouldn’t mind contributing a few dollars on top of their shopping order. So what we do, to be a good neighbor, is facilitate the ‘ask’ on behalf of the organization. The good-hearted nature of our customers comes through to support community organizations.”

In addition to collecting funds for the Basie Center’s arts education programs, students of various Basie programs will be performing at the chain’s Red Bank store the weekend of August 24-25. All shoppers will have opportunities to win concert tickets and learn more about the Basie’s Performing Arts Academy and nonprofit mission.

In addition to the Red Bank store, shoppers may donate at Super Foodtown locations in Ocean (1560 Rt. 35, southbound), Port Monmouth (426 Route 36, southbound), Atlantic Highlands (3 Bayshore Plaza / Rt. 35) and Sea Girt (Rt. 35, southbound, near the Manasquan Circle).

Founded in 1956, Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with the golden rule “Exceed Customer Expectations.”