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Convenience stores donating hundreds of bags of food to shelters, first responders, hospitals in Gateway Cities

WORCESTER, Mass. (April 22, 2020) – Nouria has partnered with fellow convenience store chains to donate bags of food, snacks, and beverages to communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are truly all in this together,” says Jonathan Shaer, director of the New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association. “During this difficult time, convenience stores are essential services where people can buy food, fuel, drinks and other items, while maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. Our hardworking employees are doing their part to keep stores safe, stocked and open, and these bags are a small contribution to help the communities we serve that are in need during this crisis.”

The gift bags contain snacks, energy bars, drinks and other items, many of which were slated to be handed out at NECSEMA’s annual trade show, which was postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic. The decision was made by store operators to pack the items into gift bags to be distributed to charitable organizations, first responders and medical facilities around the state. In all, 210 bags are being distributed this week.

Nouria Energy, which has 68 locations in Massachusetts, has donated bags of food to the United Way in Springfield, MA.

For more information on the gift bag donations or to speak with Jonathan Shaer, please contact Dave Wedge at or 617-799-0537.