This year’s recipients of the Ricky Godorov Key Day Award are Rich and Rene McMenamin.
Rich and Rene were high school sweethearts who have been married for 38 years. Together they
share a home in Chestnut Hill with Rene’s younger brother, Thomas Walsh, a proud member of
the ADD family.
Rich and Rene, along with their two children, Sean and Bria, own and operate two ShopRite
supermarkets in northeast Philadelphia – ShopRite of Roosevelt Blvd. and ShopRite of Morrell
Plaza. Rich also serves on the board of directors of Wakefern Food Corporation, National
Grocers Association and PA Food Merchants Association.
Based on their experiences with Tom, Rich and Rene believe that with a nurturing atmosphere
everyone has an opportunity to thrive. As a commitment to this philosophy, Rich and Rene
hire many individuals with special needs at their stores. “We appreciate the fact that Tom’s
confidence and self-esteem have grown in large part due to his responsibilities at work,”
comments Rich. “In turn, we work closely with our associate’s job coaches to best understand
the individual’s strengths and provide additional training to make them better prepared for their
In addition to their relationships with job-training organizations like Community Integrated
Services (CIS) and JEVS Human Services, the McMenamin Family ShopRite is actively
involved in the community, supporting Philabundance, Philadelphia Police & Fire Departments
and many of the local schools, churches, synagogues and youth organizations, among others.
Rich and Rene are proud to be recipients of the Ricky Godorov Key Day Award and delighted
to be honored by the wonderful ADD organization.