ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Through April 4, Casey’s and Monster Energy are coming together to help provide 10 million meals for children and families across the heartland, Casey’s announced. Funds raised by Casey’s guests during the roundup at the register campaign and with the support of 250,000 meals from Monster Energy will benefit 53 Feeding America network food banks in 16 states where Casey’s operates.
“Millions of people across our nation’s heartland are faced with the difficult reality of wondering where their next meal will come from. Those in need are our neighbors, and Casey’s is ready to join Feeding America for another year in the fight against hunger,” said Ena Williams, chief operating officer at Casey’s. “Building on our partnership, and from the continued generosity of Casey’s guests, we can ensure that food is available and accessible.”
“Families, children and individuals across the country continue to feel the impact of inflation,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. According to the organization, one in eight children are at risk of hunger, and 5.2 million seniors age 60+ faced hunger in 2021.
Casey’s guests can join the mission and help reach this year’s 10 million meal goal by:
- Rounding up when they shop at Casey’s.
- Ordering online at Caseys.com: When ordering Casey’s pizza or other Casey’s favorites, guests now have the option to add a donation to their online orders.
- Buy a meal, give a meal: Casey’s will help provide up to 1 million meals total this year to 53 food banks when guests purchase a pizza slice and any size fountain drink combo.
Meanwhile, EG America is partnering with the American Red Cross.
During the month of March, EG America said in a statement, guests will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or an amount of their choosing to the Red Cross during checkout.
Participating stores include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Sprint Food Stores, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill.
All proceeds will go toward supporting the urgent needs of the Red Cross’s humanitarian mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. This U.S. fundraiser is part of EG Group’s global participation in supporting the Red Cross.
“It is a privilege to partner with the American Red Cross to raise funds for their vital mission of offering help in times of extreme need through mobilization, volunteering and generosity,” said Caroline Taitelbaum, president of EG America. “We encourage all guests who visit any of our participating locations nationwide to consider making a donation in support of this worthy cause and help us achieve our goal of raising $150,000.”