HyVee is stepping up once again to help area residents struggling to eat with the ongoing COVID pandemic.
The company, along with several food partners, are donating 1 Million pounds of food to area Food Banks across 8 states, including Missouri.
Trucks filled with protein, produce, dairy, nonperishable items, and monetary donations are heading out to area Food Banks today (Tuesday.)
That includes the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Ozarks Food Harvest Pantry, who cover the Lake Area.
Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it is partnering with dozens of national and regional food manufacturers and suppliers to help provide more than 1 million pounds of food to 17 food banks across its eight-state region for the holiday season.
Hy-Vee collaborated with many of its supplier partners to fill more than 20 truckloads with food and supplies for 17 Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the Midwest. The company received donations of protein, produce, dairy and nonperishable items, as well as monetary donations from 26 leading food manufacturers and suppliers. Hy-Vee also donated more than $250,000 in food to the effort.
The donations to the food banks are part of Hy-Vee’s goodwill initiative over the holidays in 2020, designed to combat food insecurity, especially during the pandemic. Last month, more than 260 Hy-Vee and Dollar Fresh stores donated up to 100 meal kits each to a local nonprofit partner in their community that then distributed the meals to local families in need. Each kit had all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for a family of four. In all, Hy-Vee donated 80,000 meals the week of Thanksgiving.
Now, as part of its ongoing commitment to solving food insecurity, Hy-Vee wants to ensure the food banks that serve its communities are fully stocked this holiday season.
In addition to its continued support of food banks, Hy-Vee held several initiatives this past year to provide food and much needed support throughout its eight-state region. These initiatives included produce giveaways, meat distributions, fundraisers and meal giveaways that totaled more than $3 million.
WHO: Hy-Vee in partnership with Bernatello’s, Bimbo, Campbell’s, Chobani, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Danone, Dole, Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hormel, Idahoan Potatoes, Johnsonville, Kellogg’s, Kemps, Kraft Heinz, McCormick, PepsiCo, Pro Health Potatoes, Smithfield, Smuckers, Stemilt, Suntreat, Tyson, Unilever, Utz
WHAT: Donations of food including protein, produce, dairy and nonperishables
WHEN: December 14-16, 2020
WHERE: 17 Feeding America food banks across Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin
DROP OFFS WILL OCCUR AT THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES AT THESE LOCATIONS:
- Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Kansas City, Mo. (Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.)
- Ozarks Food Harvest, Springfield, Mo. (Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.)
- Second Harvest Community Food Bank, St. Joseph, Mo. (Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.)
- The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.)
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.