Mansfield Meijer Raises $57,500 For Food Pantries

  • 2/13/2018 6:49:53 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Meijer Simply Give program set a record in 2017 with nearly $8.5 million – the equivalent of at least 84.8 million meals – for food pantries through the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation to more than $37 million since its inception in 2008.

At the Mansfield Meijer, $57,500 was generated during the holiday Simply Give campaign alone for the Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center Food Pantry, totaling at least 575,000 meals. According to Feeding America, $1 equals at least 10 meals. 2017 was the program's best campaign ever, with nationwide totals raising over $3.1 million - or at least 31 million meals - for hungry families.

“It’s inspiring to see friends and neighbors come together to take care of hungry families throughout the communities we serve,” Executive Chairman Hank Meijer said. “We cannot thank our customers, team members and food pantry partners enough for continuing to support this important program.”

During each Simply Give campaign, customers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer Food-Only Gift Card and donated directly to the local food pantry selected by the store for that campaign.

The Michigan-based retailer began its Simply Give program in 2008 as a way to help local food pantries throughout the Midwest achieve their mission of feeding hungry families. It runs three times a year when food pantries need it the most: spring, fall and holiday.

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