Pilot and Parker’s Donate to Local Schools

The two retailers' support will go directly to school districts in communities they serve.

April 30, 2024

Last Wednesday, in celebration of the River City’s Pilot Travel Center, the retailer presented a $10,000 check to the Moss Point School District in Mississippi, reported WLOX News.

“[We’re] extremely appreciative of our partnership with Pilot,” said Dr. Oswago Harper, superintendent of Moss Point School District. “Grateful that they reached out to us and thought about the Moss Point School District, and again, we value our partnerships in our areas in the city of Moss Point and are extremely excited to make those partnerships again, more robust and just excited about the future of the city and the school district.”

The remodel and donation are part of the company’s store modernization initiative, New Horizons, a multi-year, $1 billion initiative to modernize more than 400 Pilot, Flying J and One9 Travel Center locations across the United States and Canada.

Some renovations at the location include a new kitchen, restrooms, a self-checkout and a Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Harper told the news outlet he’s excited about new opportunities for the programs that will receive the funding.

“We will actually use these funds to make our intersessions through our flexible schedule more robust. Particularly in the CTE world and welding and STEM and STEAM,” Harper said. “Giving our children not only quality experiences inside the walls of the schools but also taking it outside of the walls of the schools. Have them visit places that they’ve never been before and have hands-on experiences with business and industry.”

Also on Wednesday last week, Parker’s Kitchen stopped at Richmond Hill Primary School to present Bryan County Schools in Georgia with a $20,000 donation on behalf of its Fueling the Community program, the retailer announced.

As part of the fueling program, every 1st Wednesday, otherwise known as 1 cent Wednesday, Parker’s donates 1 cent of each gallon of gas sold back to helping local schools, at no cost to customers.

By using PumpPal debit, customers can select which county to direct their Fueling the Community donation to go to.