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Queens, New York   La Asociación Nacional de Supermercados (NSA), lanzó NSA Cares, una nueva campaña con el objetivo de resaltar el compromiso y el acercamiento de la organización con las diferentes comunidades de sus miembros.

"NSA Cares es parte de nuestro plan de responsabilidad social empresarial que hemos adoptado la NSA con la finalidad de fortalecer nuestro compromiso con la comunidad. NSA Cares también ofrecerá oportunidades para que nuestros miembros, conjuntamente con diferentes organizaciones sin fines de lucros, puedan contribuir al crecimiento y desarrollo de la comunidad y por consecuencia, de la ciudad," según Rudy Fuertes, Presidente de dicha entidad.   

Como es costumbre, la NSA aporta a muchas actividades y eventos en la comunidad, sea a través de donaciones económicas o con productos de sus supermercados. Cada año, la NSA realiza una entrega de becas para estudiantes meritorios donde entregan $125,000 en becas. Desde sus inicios, el programa de becas ya han entregado más de $2 millones en becas. 

La NSA también realiza entrega de pavos para la comunidad durante el Día de Acción de Gracias en colaboración con los oficiales electos y organizaciones comunitarias. 

Para enero, la NSA también realiza su entrega de juguetes en la República Dominicana a unos 4,000 niños de extrema pobreza. 

"Esta institución siempre ha tenido un compromiso con nuestra comunidad desde sus inicios. Nuestros miembros son personas que lo han sacrificado todo para lograr ser personas exitosas hoy en día y entienden que tienen un compromiso moral con la comunidad donde tienen sus negocios," expresó Haile Rivera, Director Ejecutivo y creador de la iniciativa que fue aprobada y adoptada por su Presidente Rudy Fuertes y la Junta Directiva como parte de su programa de responsabilidad social empresarial.

Con esta iniciativa, la Asociación Nacional de Supermercados se une a organizaciones como la NBA, Microsoft, Google, Walt Disney Company, Apple y Colgate que tienen programas similares. 

 "Felicito a la Junta Directiva, su Presidente Rudy Fuertes y su Director Ejecutivo por esta excelente iniciativa. Cuando decidimos establecer la NSA en el 1989, estábamos muy consientes que parte de nuestra misión era en ayudar a nuestra comunidad. NSA Cares es una iniciativa que respaldo y la considero muy oportuna con esta nueva directiva que busca elevar la organización y resaltar que estamos activos en nuestras comunidades," dijo Eligio Peña, Fundador de la entidad.

La NSA, establecida en el 1989 por el empresario Eligio Peña y otros dueños de supermercados, es la única organización establecida para defender a los supermercados independientes. La NSA ya cuenta con mas de 400 supermercados desde Nueva York hasta la Florida, incluyendo a los Estados de Massachusetts, Connecticut y Rhode Island.

Para más detalles sobre NSA Cares, pueden visitar www.nsacares.org 


Queens, New York   The National Supermarkets Association (NSA), launched NSA Cares, a new campaign to highlight the commitment and approach of the organization with the different communities served by its members.

"NSA Cares is an initiative of the NSA which seeks to strengthen our commitment to the community serve by our members. NSA Cares also provide opportunities for our members, together with various nonprofit organizations, can contribute to the growth and development of the community and as a result, our great City and State of New York,"  according to Rudy Fuertes, NSA President.

The NSA provides supports many activities and events in the community, either through financial donations or products from its supermarkets. Each year, the NSA provides scholarships to deserving students. This year, the NSA distributed nearly $130,000 in scholarships. Since it was established, the NSA Foundation has already awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.

During November, the NSA also provides free turkeys to thousands of low-income families in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island.

Every Christmas, members of the NSA hold a members’-only event where they raise funds to help purchase toys to distribute in January (for Three Kings Day), to over 4,000 thousands children who live in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.

"This institution has always had a commitment to our community since its inception. Our members are people who have sacrificed everything in order to become successful people today and understand that they have a moral commitment to the community where their business, " said Haile Rivera, Executive Director who was charged by its President Rudy Fuertes, with the task of establishing a corporate social responsibility program for the NSA when he joined the institution in June.

With this initiative, the National Association of Supermarket join organizations like the NBA, Microsoft, Google, Walt Disney Company, Apple and Colgate who have similar programs.

"I commend the Board, its Chairman Rudy Fuertes and Executive Director for this excellent initiative. When we decided to establish the NSA in 1989, we were very aware that part of our mission was to help our community. NSA Cares is an initiative that I support and a very timely with this new directive seeks to improve the organization and emphasize that we are active partners in our communities,”  said Eligio Peña, who founded the NSA twenty-six years ago.

The NSA, established in 1989 by Mr.  Peña and other supermarket owners, is the only organization established to defend the independent supermarkets in the United States. The NSA already has more than 400 supermarkets from New York to Florida, including the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

For more details on NSA Cares, visit www.nsacares.org


by Ariel Dorfman *

Compare SupermarketThere is a store I visit from time to time, for convenience’s sake or to indulge in nostalgia, where I can find all of Latin America on display.

Under the roof of one vast supermarket I savor the presence of the continent where I was born, go back, so to speak, to my own plural origins. On one shelf, Nobleza Gaucha, the yerba mate my Argentine parents used to sip every morning in their New York exile -- my mother with sugar, my father in its more bitter version. Even to contemplate the bag that this grass herb comes in, allows me to recall how anxiously mi mamá y mi papá awaited shipments from the authoritarian Buenos Aires they had escaped in the forties. A bit further along in the store, I come upon leche condensada en una lata, the sort I would sip from a can on adolescent camping trips into the mountains of Chile, where my family moved when I was twelve. And nearby, a tin of Nido, the powdered milk my wife Angélica and I first fed our son Rodrigo as a baby, almost half a century ago in Santiago. Or Nesquik para niños, the chocolate we relied on to sweeten the existence of our younger son Joaquín, when he accompanied us back to Chile after many years of exile from Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Origins, however, are never merely personal, but deeply collective, and especially so for Latin Americans such as myself, who feel an entrañable fellowship with natives from other unfortunate countries of our region. A stubborn history of thwarted dreams has led to a shared sense of purpose and sorrow, hope and resilience,  which joins us all emotionally, beyond geographic destiny or national boundaries. To stroll up and down the grocery aisles of that store is to reconnect with the people and the lands and the tastebuds of those brothers and sisters and to partake, however vicariously, in meals being planned and prepared at that very moment in millions and millions of homes everywhere in the hemisphere. There is canela from Perú and queso crema from Costa Rica and café torrado e moido (O sabor do campo na sua casa) from Brasil. There is coconut juice from the Caribbean and frijoles of every possible and impossible variety and maíz tostado from Mexico and bunches of fresh apio/celery from the Dominican Republic (they look like tiny twisted idols) and hierbas medicinales para infusiones from who knows where, and albahaca and ajonjoli and linaza and yuca and malanga and chicharrones de cerdo and chicharrones de harina.

If you were to go to Sao Paolo or Caracas or Quito, if you were to try to shop for this assortment of staples or delicacies in San Salvador or La Paz or Bogotá, if you were to ask in any major or minor city of Latin America where you might be able to pick your way through such a plethora of culinary choices in one location, you would be told that a place like that does not exist anywhere in that country. There is no shop in Rio de Janeiro, for instance, that next to an array of carioca fare would allow you to select among eighteen multiplicities of chile peppers and buy Tampico punch and sample some casabe bread.


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