How Convenience Stores Are Giving Back During COVID-19
When it comes to serving their communities and giving back, convenience stores always go above and beyond. Check out how these leading c-store retailers are stepping up and giving back.
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. reinforced its “Here For Good” mission by donating 25,000 meals to the Food Bank of Iowa, as well as more than 7,700 pounds of food to the Terre Haute Catholic Charities.
Circle K committed to donating 25 million meals to Feeding America. For every Circle K fuel transaction, one meal will be donated to a local member of the Feeding America food bank network impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
EG Group is thanking health care professionals, first responders and military personnel with free coffee at its nine convenience stores across the U.S., which includes: Certified Oil, Cumberland Farms, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘n Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill.
Hy-Vee Inc. began offering free full-service fueling at its more than 165 convenience stores across its eight-state region. Additionally, the company has set a goal to raise $1 million to help its local food banks restock their shelves during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Texas-based, Kwik Chek donated over 300 care packages to local hospitals and pledged to match the first $5,000 raised in its stores for United Way to help those impacted by COVID-19.
MAPCO recently announced it has donated 2,400 N95 respirator masks to the Nashville Office of Emergency Management.
Pilot Company donated $100K to St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) to support professional drivers and their families in times of need, and especially through the COVID-19 crisis.
7-Eleven Inc. has donated 1 million masks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and committed nearly $95 million to support its franchisees. Additionally, the Texas-based retailer opened a pop-up store inside Children’s Medical Center Dallas to help patients’ families and health care workers easily access essential items.
Sheetz expanded its Kidz Meal Bagz program to provide free food to help children and families in need as a result of COVID-19. The c-store retailer also donated more than five tons of food to 17 health care systems in six states. Sheetz also teamed up with Wawa to donate a combined 1K lunches and $4K to both Helping Harvest Food Bank in Reading, Pa., and Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.
Thorntons thanked local hospital workers by making special doughnut and beverage deliveries to health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wawa joined forces with Sheetz to donate a combined 1K lunches and $4K to both Helping Harvest Food Bank in Reading, Pa., and Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. CSP reports that as of April 21, Wawa has donated $150,000 to 21 different Feeding America Food Bank Partners through its COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution Fund.
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