Donation is part of Hy-Vee’s companywide $1 million campaign to help restock food banks across its eight states
ST JOSEPH, Mo. (June 16, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc. will present a check for more than $16,000 to Second Harvest Community Food Bank at the food bank’s facilities in St. Joseph on Wednesday, June 17. The check ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.
The check is part of the more than $1 million that was raised during Hy-Vee’s companywide campaign to help restock local food banks’ shelves amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From March 23 to May 31, Hy-Vee customers within the food bank’s region were encouraged to donate $1 or more at checkout or via Hy-Vee Aisles Online. Hy-Vee matched donations dollar for dollar up to $500,000 from the Hy-Vee One Step program, which is funded by proceeds from sales of select Hy-Vee products to assist those in need.
Since the start of the campaign, Second Harvest Community Food Bank has been able to use the funds raised on a weekly basis to purchase supplies from Hy-Vee at-cost price to help support its over 50 partner agencies across 19 Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas counties.