June 29, 2017
Grocery Outlet Launches Independence from Hunger® Campaign With A One Million Dollar Fundraising Challenge
This year, as part of the campaign's one million dollar challenge, more than 270 Grocery Outlet stores throughout the country will be collecting food and cash donations in-store and through GroceryOutlet.com/Donate. All contributions will go directly to the local food agency each store is partnering with.
"As our business grows so does our commitment to continue supporting the invaluable work of food agencies who are the essential benefactors of many families facing food insecurity," said Grocery Outlet Inc. Co-CEO MacGregor Read. "In 2016, we raised over half a million dollars. This year, we want to challenge ourselves and our community of customers, employees and partners to make an even bigger impact by helping reach one million dollars."
The USDA reports that 1 in every 6 Americans is food insecure and 43.1 million Americans (13.5%) were reported as living at or below the poverty level in 2015 (U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S. - Data collected in 2015 and released September 2016.)
Ways customers can help:
"At the very core of Grocery Outlet, one value has always stood out above all: never stop working to provide access to high-quality and nutritious food," said Grocery Outlet Inc. Co-CEO Eric Lindberg. "This responsibility is even stronger today, as we raise the stakes to carry out our greatest initiative yet. We are eager to see our communities join forces once more to help those in need and touch many more lives for the better."
Each local Grocery Outlet store is independently owned and operated by families who are committed to giving back to the local community. This new edition of the national campaign will build on Grocery Outlet's past 'Independence from Hunger' efforts that have collected more than 2.2 million dollars to date across the country.
Customers can help make a difference by visiting their local Grocery Outlet and participating in the Independence from Hunger® food drive. For more information, visit GroceryOutlet.com.
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