Super Foodtown shoppers, parent company present Basie Center with $10,000 for its arts ed programs


(RED BANK – NOV 2) Super Foodtown shoppers in Red Bank, Ocean, Port Monmouth, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Girt helped raise nearly $8,000 last month for the Count Basie Center’s arts education programs.

Basie Center CEO Adam Philipson, VP-Education Yvonne Lamb-Scudiery, Sponsorship Manager Kelly-Ann Schmidt and VP-Development Maria D. Sorensen with Food Circus’ Jessica Scaduto and Vice President Philip J. Scaduto.

“We were pleased to facilitate the ‘ask’ on behalf of the community to support the Count Basie Center,” said Philip J. Scaduto, Vice President, Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc, parent company of area Super Foodtown locations. “We generated just over $7,700 through the community, and we rounded it up to a total give of $10,000 to show our appreciation.”

Between Sept. 27 – Oct. 8, shoppers were asked to donate to the Basie programs during checkout. As part of the promotion, Basie Performing Arts Academy students performed at the Red Bank Super Foodtown store during its grand opening weekend.

“We’d also like to thank the Basie organization for helping support us and the grand re-opening of our Red Bank Super Foodtown, which was a tremendous success,” Scaduto added.

“The Basie Center is extremely thankful to Circus Foodtown for allowing our education programming to be the beneficiary of this tremendous program,” said Maria D. Sorensen, Vice President / Development, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “This support will help further our arts education and outreach offerings in schools across Monmouth County. This means more teaching artists in local classrooms and more students attending class trips to the Basie Center.”

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