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Feeding America Receives $100,000 Donation At Supervalu’s National Expo

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 11:51 am

Representatives for Feeding America were on hand Aug. 10 at Supervalu’s 2016 National Expo to accept a $100,000 donation in support of the organization’s mission to end hunger. The donation was made possible through the collective efforts of Supervalu and the independent grocery retailers and consumer packaged goods companies attending and exhibiting at this year’s Expo.

“All of the grocery retailers and companies involved in this effort know how important it is to give back to their communities,” said Mike Stigers, Supervalu EVP, wholesale. “With this in mind, we thought the Expo provided the perfect opportunity to join together for the first time to make a difference for hunger relief in the communities where we live and work.”

The donation was presented to Bob Chatmas, COO of Second Harvest Heartland, a Minneapolis-St. Paul Feeding America member food bank, prior to a celebration featuring a performance by singer, songwriter and platinum record producer Andy Grammer, who has partnered with Feeding America to raise awareness for hunger relief as a member of its Entertainment Council.

Joining Stigers in the check presentation were National Grocers Association President and CEO Peter Larkin; Todd Tillemans, EVP of customer development at Unilever, and Brian Audette, SVP, sales, merchandising and marketing at Supervalu.

“One in seven Americans struggles to get enough food to eat,” said Audette, who also is a Second Harvest Heartland board member. “This donation will make a tangible impact by providing food for those in need. For every $1 received, Feeding America is able to help provide 11 meals to people facing hunger. We are so grateful to the collective efforts of Supervalu and all of the independent grocery retailers and companies at the National Expo who helped to make this donation possible.”

Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger relief organization with 200 member food banks serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Together, they provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America.

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