Fareway Stores Inc. recently presented a check for $111,193 to the U.S. Marine Corps for its Toys for Tots campaign, which provides toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. In addition, more than 90 pallets of toys were collected and donated. Monetary and toy donations were accepted at all 120 Fareway store locations Nov. 24-Dec. 23.
“We want to thank our generous customers for helping make this a record-breaking year. Monetary donations increased over 30 percent from the prior year, and the toys donated were outstanding,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps on Toys for Tots and help spread joy to thousands of children through this campaign.”
The Marine Corps reports that 25,072 children were served, 44,470 toys were distributed, and total campaign proceeds topped more than $193,000 in 2017.
“We are thankful to Fareway for their partnership in the Toys for Tots campaign,” said Sgt. Andy Hermann. “We truly wouldn’t be able to reach as many children in local areas without the help of Fareway, its generous customers and the community at large.”
Fareway Stores is a Midwest grocery company operating 120 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.