SALT LAKE CITY—Guests at Maverik—Adventure’s First Stop, the Salt Lake City-based retailer, were generous in February. They rounded up their transactions to the nearest dollar for a total of $180,767 that will be contributed to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, the chain reported. With Maverik’s January donation of $150,000 to Feeding America, the total donation so far this year totals $330,760.
“We are so thankful to our guests for sparing their extra change when visiting Maverik stores,” said Chuck Maggelet, president and chief adventure guide, Maverik. “The demand for food has nearly doubled since the start of the pandemic, and together we’re making strides to help fight hunger in the communities where we live and work.”
Maverik continues a strong tradition within the c-store community of donating to causes that support their local communities. Last year in September, Casey’s partnered with Coca-Cola to provide Feeding America 10 million meals to school-age children. 7-Eleven donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, millions of masks to FEMA and schools across Canada and $1 million to Feeding America in 2020.
Ninety percent of customer donations given through Maverik will remain in the community, with each region’s collections going to 15 Feeding America member food banks across the 11 western states where Maverik operates. The remaining 10% will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which supplies resources to U.S. food banks with the greatest need.
Six of the food banks receiving the Round Up donation also received a direct donation from Maverik in January of $22,500 each. Those food banks included Roadrunner Food Bank (Albuquerque), Idaho Food Bank (Boise), Three Square Food Bank (Las Vegas), Food Bank of Northern Nevada (Reno), Second Harvest Inland Northwest (Spokane) and Food Bank of the Rockies (Wyoming). The remaining $15,000 from Maverik’s January donation went to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
Maverik has more than 360 locations Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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