EG America announced that its most recent fundraising campaignraised $520,000 for United Way. In recognition of Hunger Action Month, guests were invited to donate $1, $5 or an amount of their choosing during checkout when they visited any of EG America’s more than 1,600 locations nationwide, including Cumberland Farms, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Certified Oil, Turkey Hill, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Sprint Food Stores and Tom Thumb.
All in-store guest donations will support United Way and its mission to provide meals to families in need across the country. Of the more than 1,300 United Way locations in the United States, 98% fund food pantries and food banks and 45% own and operate at least one food insecurity program.
“We are incredibly grateful for our continued partnership with EG America and for the generosity of its guests who support our critical work,” said Paul Mina, president and CEO of United Way of Tri-County. “Food insecurity is one of the biggest issues facing our country today, and the life-changing money raised through these donations will go directly towards funding vital food pantries, banks and meal delivery programs.”
In other community-related news, Maverik donated $250,000 to Feeding America before launching its annual Round Up Your Change program, which invites customers to round up their in-store cash and credit transactions to the nearest dollar or more to help end hunger in America.