HOMER, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer, Folk Oil and PS Food Mart Charities raised nearly $62,000 to support local food pantries through the fifth annual "Fight Hunger Give Hope" campaign. Thirty-one PS Food Mart locations across Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio surpassed their fundraising goal of $50,000 by encouraging customers to purchase $1 or $5 certificates, which were posted around the store as a sign of their support.
"We are extremely grateful for the generosity each year from the communities we serve," said Ed Heath, vice president of operations at Folk Oil. "The 'Fight Hunger Give Hope' campaign has been a part of PS Food Mart charities for five years. We look forward to raising even more money in the years to come and will continue our efforts to fight hunger in our local communities."
The funds raised during the campaign will stay in the area to benefit local food banks, including the Homer Caring and Sharing Pantry, Branch Area Food Pantry, Williamston Food Bank, Jackson Community Food Pantry, the South Central Michigan Food Bank, Toledo Seagate Food Bank and several other local food pantries. The dollars raised will ensure that these local food pantries can supply healthy, nutritious meals to the hundreds of thousands of people who need it most.
PS Food Mart Charities is supported in its efforts by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, which participates in a wide variety of local charity and community programs. For more information about PS Food Mart and Folk Oil programs that support the local community and to find the closest PS Food Mart Store near you, visit www.PSFoodMart.com.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan own and operate more than 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities, including Homer. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.