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Shaw’s partners with Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland

 Lucky customers at five Shaw’s Supermarkets received free groceries last week. The gift was made by Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland and Shaw’s Supermarkets. 

“[This] event brought a lot of joy to our customers across New England,” said Rob Backus, Shaw’s President. “We are impressed with Brandon’s foundation, Beyond the Basics Inc, and his dedication to making a difference in local communities.  I am proud that through our partnership we were able to help our neighbors during this pandemic.”

Shaw’s and Brandon Copeland teamed up to help New England neighbors and communities during this global pandemic.  Through a generous donation by Brandon Copeland’s foundation, Beyond the Basics Inc, and a donation by Shaw’s, customers were surprised to receive free groceries on the morning of July 23. The five Shaw’s locations below handed out $50 Shaw’s gift cards and a note by Brandon Copeland to customers while checking out. Five-thousand dollars were donated at each location, for a total gift of $25,000.                

Shaw’s Supermarket participating locations: Randolph, MA; Lakewood, RI; Nashua Market Place – Nashua, NH; Westgate Plaza – Portland, ME and South Burlington, VT.

“My family and our foundation, Beyond The Basics Inc, are extremely excited to introduce ourselves to New England like this,” said Brandon Copeland.  “2020 has been challenging to say the least, but we are hoping that what we accomplish today puts a smile on faces and reminds us all that we are in this together!”

Supporting communities and local non-profits across New England is incredibly important to Shaw’s. The company has a long and proud history of supporting the following organizations and many more: youth football and cheerleading, Best Buddies, MDA, Boston Children’s Hospital, and New England Food Banks. 

Shaw’s is working to become the Favorite Local Supermarket™ in every state in which it operates. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout the five New England states, there are nearly 130 Shaw’s store locations employing approximately 16,000 employees.   For more information about Shaw’s, please visit or connect with us on Facebook at

Beyond the Basics Inc. is an award-winning foundation focused on uplifting the human psyche. Established in 2017, specifically aim to empower young people to maximize their potential by exposing them to enriching experiences. Beyond The Basics organizes, sponsors and executes significant community initiatives throughout the year focused on youth empowerment including but not limited to the annual: BTB Football Camp, Holiday Shopping Spree (A December to Remember), Single Parent Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway, and Growth Through Golf. To find out more about Beyond The Basics Inc or to support the foundation please visit

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