As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the community and to be a force for positive change, Parker’s Kitchen recently raised $241,523 to support America’s Second Harvest in Georgia and Lowcountry Food Bank in South Carolina through a round-up campaign, the company announced. The latest round-up campaign focused on food insecurity and launched in December 2022, with Parker’s Kitchen matching 25% of customer donations through the Parker’s Community Fund.
Since Parker’s Kitchen launched its round-up campaign in May 2022, the company has raised more than $413,000 to fight hunger in Georgia and South Carolina. According to Feeding America, one in eight children face hunger in each state.
“We know that hunger is a major issue in our community and appreciate our customers rounding up their transactions to the nearest dollar to help make positive change across the region,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “At Parker’s Kitchen, we think it’s extremely important to give back to the community and to support local nonprofit organizations and causes that matter most to our customers. Our goal is to provide two million meals to feed hungry children this year.”
Round-up donations benefit a rotating series of nonprofit organizations through the Parker’s Community Fund, which supports area 501(c)3 organizations dedicated to making a positive, measurable impact in key focus areas, including education, healthcare and food insecurity. Customers can choose to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar at any Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen retail store across Georgia or South Carolina.
Starting in July, round-up campaign proceeds in Georgia and South Carolina will be donated to Union Mission, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing comprehensive services for individuals experiencing homelessness. Parker’s will continue to match 25% of each customer donation.
The Parker's Community Fund was created in 2021 by a major donation from Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker and Parker’s Kitchen.