ALTOONA, Pa., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In September, Feeding America and Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will launch the Made-to-Share campaign, which will help people who struggle with hunger. As part of this campaign, Sheetz will share the love by providing weekly product donations from each of its 530+ stores to Feeding America member food banks in the communities it serves. The Made-to-Share campaign will launch in September, during Hunger Action Month.
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, as well as 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."
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,000 employees. The company operates 536 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
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