Exterior of 555 Asian Supermarket on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City, N.J.

555 Asian Supermarket, one of the Filipino-American community’s most favorite food stores in the New York tri-state area, has donated $5,000 to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda) through GMA Kapuso Foundation.

The check was turned over last week by 555 general manager Charen Garcia to GMA international marketing consultant Grace Hufano-Labaguis.

Located at 555 Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City, N.J. on the Interstate 1-9 Highway, the popular integrated grocery/fresh market/restaurant in the Garden State has been serving the community for more than 10 years now.

According to its general manager, 555 offers customers the widest choices they can imagine for experiencing authentic Asian food.

Says Garcia: “Buy ready-to-eat dry foods and snacks from our grocery floor to enjoy on the go. Walk into our brand new Roti & Kopi Bread and Coffee Shop to taste our home brew and selected Asian pastries. Wheel your cart into our produce market and pick up the greenest vegetables and fruits you can find from far-flung places like Hanoi in Vietnam, Surabaya in Indonesia and Shenzen in China. Move into our fresh seafood section and be overwhelmed by the more than hundred choices we have for fish, squid, scallops, oysters. octopus, clams, crabs, lobsters and shrimps. Also, check out our fresh meats rack for high-quality prime cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb, as well as exotic meats such as rabbit, squab and quails. And if you do not wish to labor in the kitchen, cooking what you’ve bought, no sweat at all; just hand over the fresh seafood and meats you’ve purchased to the skilled chefs at our food court and watch as our crew turns them into super-tasting dishes that bear the distinct aroma and flavors of Asia!”


555 general manager Charen Garcia (left) hands over a $5,000 check donation to GMA International marketing consultant Grace Hufano-Labaguis for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.