Kenny Family ShopRite Stores of Delaware (Delaware Supermarkets Inc.) marked its 25th year in business with a Mural Ribbon-Cutting event earlier this month at their orignal Stanton ShopRite.
The event featured a new mural by local Delaware artist Christian Kanienberg and his company Wish, which features a Delaware farm scene.
The mural is inspired by the state’s farm community which has provided Kenny Family ShopRites with locally-sourced food products since the company was established by founder Bernie Kenny in 1995.
The Delaware supermarket chain has grown to more than 1,000 associates across six ShopRite locations in northern Delaware.
The company estimates that nearly 10,000 Delaware residents have been shopping with Kenny Family ShopRites consistently for over 25 years.
The company offers employees tuition discounts, scholarship opportunities, special associate events, training, and mentorship programs.
Partnerships with organizations like the National Association of Mental Illness and PACE recovery center help ensure their associates care for any non-work, personal or health-related issues. The Kenny family believes in giving second chances and eliminating barriers to employment, a release stated.
Community partnerships include Autism Delaware, Easter Seals, Delaware Food Bank, Delaware Department of Corrections, Brandywine School District, William Penn High School, Delaware National Guard, the Ministry of Caring, the City of Wilmington Youth Career Development, and sustainability and environmental programs like Keep Delaware Beautiful.
In 2008 the Kenny Family Foundation was created to help underserved communities, sustainable initiatives, and arts and education projects. Kenny Family ShopRites and the Kenny Family Foundation have collectively donated over $6 million in charitable contributions to more than 1,000 local organizations since 1995.