WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—EG Group last week announced an in-store fundraising campaign with United Way to help support youth development programs and educational resources in the communities in which EG Group’s 1,682 U.S. convenience stores operate.
The c-stores participating in the fundraiser include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill. To participate, customers may donate a dollar amount of their choosing to a local United Way chapter at checkout through October 9.
“We’re proud to help support the United Way in its efforts to improve the lives of children through education,” said George Fournier, president of EG America. “Supporting the communities in which we serve has always been something we believe in, and this partnership is a key part of our commitment. We encourage everyone to stop by their local store to participate.”
United Kingdom-based EG Group, founded in 2001, now operates nearly 5,400 stores in nine countries with more than 35,000 associates. EG Group entered the U.S. market through the initial acquisition of 763 Kroger c-stores in April 2018.
“We could not do our work of advancing the common good in our communities without generous and committed partners like the EG Group,” said Peter Najera, president and CEO of the United Way of the Plains. “We are grateful for their support and are proud to partner with them in striving to develop our youth through education so that they may thrive as adults and make our communities great places to live and work.”
United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit.