Sheetz remains committed to ending hunger in the communities which it serves.
September is Hunger Action Month, and in an attempt to help those who struggle with hunger, Sheetz has partnered with Feeding America to launch the Made-to-Share campaign. Through this campaign, Sheetz will provide weekly product donations to Feeding America member food banks in the communities it serves. All of Sheetz’s 530+ stores will take part in this campaign to end hunger.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, with 200 member food banks serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The strength of the network is critical to fulfilling its mission of feeding America’s hungry. Through the Made-to-Share program, Feeding America has aligned with Sheetz to establish a company-wide food donation program that will connect all 536 Sheetz stores with member food banks by the end of 2017. At scale, through this partnership, Sheetz will donate over 2.5 million pounds of food, which will create over two million meals for Americans who turn to Feeding America member food banks.
“Feeding America is thankful to Sheetz for its support of people who struggle with hunger,” said Eric Davis, managing director of retail product sourcing at Feeding America. “This partnership will help local food banks provide more food to people in need, especially people who reside in Sheetz’s rural footprint.”
Through local and national food-assistance programs, Feeding America is able to help provide food to Americans struggling with hunger; safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; emergency assistance for disaster victims; and self-sufficiency programs for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. During September’s Hunger Action Month, Feeding America asks everyone in the nation to take action to fight hunger in their community and to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on the effort to feed more Americans than ever before.
“We are proud to partner with Feeding America in its mission to end hunger,” said Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “We can’t forget that even in a country as prosperous as America, millions of our neighbors go without food, many of them children. At Sheetz, we’ve found that we can help fill that void in the communities where we operate. We remain committed to ending hunger in our neighborhoods, streets and schools.”