The money was donated to the Good Samaritan fund to help provide hunger relief to area residents.
A spokesperson for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Arlene Putterman, said 60 percent of the funds went directly to hundreds of local food pantries adopted by Stop & Shop stores in their communities.
Forty percent were allocated to regional state food banks.
The Food for Friends program ran in all 392 Stop & Shop stores from Oct. 29 to Dec. 10, 2010, during which customers donated "paper turkeys" representing donations of $1, $3 and $5 at their local stores.
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