Big Y Foods is continuing to do its part to nurture and provide for those afflicted with food insecurity, as it remains a major issue in the United States. With its annual Sack Hunger campaign, the retailer helps provide funds to four major food banks within its two-state marketing area. This past year, the grocer was able to give 1.5 million meals to those in need.
“We appreciate the generosity of our customers and employees in helping us to support our friends and neighbors. And, we are grateful to our partnerships with our four area food banks for their tireless efforts in serving those most vulnerable in our communities,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles L. D’Amour. “Being able to provide another 1.5 million meals through our Sack Hunger program helps us to fulfill our mission to feed families.”
Big Y started the program in 2010, with 740 meals donated that first year. Now, with over 1.5 million meals given, Sack Hunger is continuing to grow.
Shoppers help support this program with just $5. At 72 Big Y locations or Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors, shoppers can donate $5, which provides 10 meals to those who need support.
The food banks that are included in this program, in turn, support local soup kitchens, food pantries, senior food programs, daycare centers, and other member agencies, a release explained.
To learn more about this impactful program, check out the release here.
A hearty round of applause for this program and the retailer as it continues to help its communities in need.