EG America Honored for Veterans Support

To date, the convenience retailer has raised over $1.6 million to support the DAV foundation.

September 30, 2021

Cumberland Farms Convenience Store

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—DAV (Disabled American Veterans) recognized EG America with three awards during its inaugural Dinner of Gratitude in September. EG America was named Partner of the Year for its strong commitment to DAV’s mission of service to disabled veterans and their families during the past year. EG America also was recognized with DAV’s National Adjutants Circle and Champions for Heroes awards.

“EG America has made a long-standing commitment to DAV in many ways to support our mission by raising funds and awareness of our organization in their U.S. stores,” said Marc Burgess, CEO of DAV. “Since our partnership began in 2019, EG America has raised more than $1.6 million dollars to help DAV provide services to America’s heroes. EG’s leadership and store teams’ outstanding commitment to the veteran community exemplify how our partners can help amplify the mission in the communities DAV serves.”

During November, EG America is hosting an in-store campaign to mark Veterans Day and honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served our country. Team members will ask customers to donate to DAV during checkout. The funds will help DAV show veterans that they are not alone by helping them: 

  • Get the benefits they deserve
  • Receive transportation to medical appointments
  • Find meaningful employment
  • Receive assistance during times of disaster

Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill will participate in the program.

“Our partnership with DAV has always been a very important initiative to our company and is fully supported by our guests,” said George Fournier, president of EG America. “We are honored to be recognized and extremely grateful for these prestigious awards from DAV, and our team would like to dedicate these to the hundreds of veteran team members and guests in our more than 1,700 stores across America.”

Separately, EG America is opening its newest Cumberland Farms location today in Middlebury, Connecticut. The new Straits Turnpike location spans more than 4,400 square feet and offers eight gasoline fueling stations across four islands, 32 parking spots and the convenience of curbside pick-up/order ahead capabilities for pizza with the SmartPay Rewards app.

Among an extensive variety of food and beverage items, this Cumberland Farms location will feature its Farmhouse Fresh To Go™ concept which includes a wide selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches made daily in its own kitchen. In addition, Cumberland Farms Farmhouse line of baked goods, ice cream and snacks will be available.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in New Haven County with the opening of our new Middlebury store,” said George Fournier, president of EG America. “Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy our brand-new store, an expansive array of food and beverage options, and the friendly service we are known for.”