SALT LAKE CITY—Maverik— Adventure’s First Stop is supporting its local communities through two Feeding America initiatives. The first is a $50,000 contribution by Maverik to Feeding America, followed by Maverik’s “Round Up the Change for Feeding America” program, which invites customers to round up their in-store cash and credit transactions to the nearest dollar or more to help fight hunger and benefit the Feeding America network of food banks.
“With record-high food prices and many turning to food banks this season, Maverik is proud to team up with Feeding America to help our neighbors fighting food insecurity,” said Chuck Maggelet, president and chief adventure guide of Maverik. “We’re also grateful to activate a donation program in stores that allows our customers who are able to spare any change to help.”
Maverik invites its customers to round up their change through December 15 at any Maverik store in 12 states.
Ninety percent of Maverik’s initial donation will be distributed to Feeding America member food banks across the Intermountain West in communities where Maverik operates. The remaining funds will be focused on the Feeding America national organization, which provides support, expertise and capacity building to the food bank network.
Committed to helping fight local hunger, Maverik is a long-standing supporter of Feeding America given its breadth of food distribution services across the country. Maverik donated more than $580,000 to Feeding America in 2021 helping to provide more than 5 million meals and has so far donated over 320,000 pounds of surplus food, helping to provide 267,000 meals through its food waste reduction program running in more than 90 stores in five states and growing.