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New York Islanders and Stop & Shop Announce Multi Year Partnership

Stop & Shop and the New York Islanders have announced a three-year partnership. As the official supermarket of the team, Stop & Shop is not only a sponsor, but also a partner in the community, with much of the multi-year relationship focused on eradicating hunger on Long Island.

Stop & Shop’s sponsorship will be visible via in-game signage at the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park, located on the border of Queens and Nassau County, when the Islanders play their home opener on November 20.

“We are excited to partner with the New York Islanders both on the ice and in our communities,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop. “We look forward to working as a team to achieve the ultimate goal – eradicating hunger on Long Island.”

For every home game assist the Islanders make, Stop & Shop will donate 100 meals to Island Harvest, Long Island’s leading hunger relief organization. Additionally, the Islanders will support several of Stop & Shop’s anti-hunger initiatives, including its annual Turkey Express program which will bring thousands of turkeys to Long Islanders in need, as well as Stop & Shop’s ‘Shop with an Islander’ program where youngsters will have the ability to shop for their holiday meal with team alumni, with Stop & Shop picking up the tab. Stop & Shop will also partner with the Islanders for their annual Food Drive game taking place on November 24th.

“The Islanders believe it is our role and responsibility to help strengthen the community,” said Bryan Calka, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for the Islanders. “Fighting hunger is truly a team effort and we couldn’t ask for a better partner than Stop & Shop.”

About Stop & Shop 

A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop offers a wide assortment with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a great value. Stop & Shop’s GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop – whether it’s in-store or online for delivery or same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops, and investing in pediatric cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs 58,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit

About the New York Islanders

Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships and nineteen consecutive playoff series victories. The Islanders have had nine members inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and play in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference.

The Islanders Children’s Foundation has helped countless youngsters in need around the world since its inception. Donations are raised through the efforts of our players, management, and employees, along with our fans and partners.

UBS Arena at Belmont Park will be the team’s new, state of the art home starting with the 2021-22 NHL season.

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