Bags That Give Back: New Rochelle Council on the Arts Selected to Benefit in July

Now you can reduce single-use plastic in the environment and support the arts right here at home — all while running routine weekly errands at the Palmer Avenue Stop & Shop. The New Rochelle Council on the Arts has been selected by local Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag for the month of July.


The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment: Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sold sends a $1 donation to a non-profit local to the Stop & Shop in which it was purchased.


As part of this ongoing program, every month at every Stop & Shop location a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of the reusable Community Bag. The NRCA was selected as the July 2022 beneficiary by local store leadership at the store located at 2425 Palmer Avenue in New Rochelle. The NRCA will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Community Bag purchased at this location in July. 


“It’s more important than ever to help reduce single-use plastic in the environment,” said Theresa Kump Leghorn, President of the NRCA. “We hope you’ll support us in July by purchasing one – or two! –Community Bags at our local Stop and Shop!”


The New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) was created in 1975 by the New Rochelle City Council to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; in 2005 NRCA became a 501 (C) (3) organization. For more than 47 years NRCA has worked to fulfill its mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, public art (like the popular #NRNYMurals), theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series (including the Summer Sounds Concert Series at Hudson Park and New Ro Parc). NRCA programs are made possible by support from the City of New Rochelle, as well grants from foundations and individuals, sponsorships from local businesses and donations from NRCA members and the public. For more information visit the NRCA website at


For more information about the Stop & Shop Community Bag visit