For one in six Americans, hunger is a reality. Berkeley, Calif.-based Grocery Outlet, according to a company press release, is proud to announce the Independence from Hunger campaign, a month-long, company-wide campaign throughout July, which will bring together Grocery Outlet stores and their customers to help feed people in their local communities who are facing hunger and food insecurity.
“We are proud to launch the Independence from Hunger campaign to help people who don’t always know where they will find their next meal,” said Eric Lindberg, Co-CEO, Grocery Outlet Inc. in the release. “Our team of independent owners and operators are committed to supporting their local communities.”
Grocery Outlet’s 152 stores across California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have partnered with local food assistance agencies to help feed the need in their own towns. Stores will also be hosting an array of events—from educational seminars about local food assistance agencies to family-friendly festivals—to drive donations and participation. Grocery Outlet has made it simple for their customers to join the cause with these in-store options:
- Look for specially marked food items. These are items that the local food assistance agencies currently need. Purchase those items and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.
- Tell a Grocery Outlet cashier that you’d like to make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to the designated local food assistance agency.
- Grocery Outlet stores will provide information about hunger, food insecurity and local/national resources for people in need, inspiring their customers to be informed and helpful.