During the upcoming holiday season, QuickChek Corp. will help feed hungry families through the Check-Out Hunger campaign.
The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain is a campaign partner of the annual fundraiser that takes place every autumn at most major supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the region, benefiting more than 30 Feeding America food banks and affiliates from New England to Florida. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Long Island Cares are among those beneficiaries.
This is the 25th year of Check-Out Hunger, which launched its Silver anniversary with a Check-Out Hunger balloon at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank in July.
Shoppers at each of QuickChek’s 142 stores can help feed hungry families in their communities by donating $1, $3 or $5 coupons at check-out counters during a seven-week period that runs through Dec. 19, 2015, providing food, help and hope to those in need.
The company raised $125,000 during the 2014 campaign to help feed hungry families in need throughout the metropolitan area last year.
“Being in the food business, our partnership with community food banks where we have stores is a natural way for us to further embrace our local communities and neighbors in their time of need,”said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose family-owned company has been named one of the most generous in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine in each of the past two years.
All of the money raised benefits those in need within the counties in which QuickChek operates store locations.
In addition to participating in Check-Out Hunger, QuickChek team members aid thousands of area families and individuals in need by volunteering at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Long Island Cares throughout the year.
The company raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for a variety of causes that benefit children, families and military veterans.