Last updated on March 25th, 2021 at 07:23 pm
In an effort to support its neighbors in Texas and southwest Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, area shoppers can donate at the registers of their local Associated Food Store, supplied by Associated Grocers (AG) of Baton Rouge.
Shoppers can visit mylocalafs.com to see if a store in their area is participating in the “Stuff A Truck! Fill A Need!” effort. Money can be donated at the register in increments of $5 or $10, and will go towards food and supplies for those affected by the storm.
“Associated Food Stores comprises independent retailers that come together, under one recognizable banner, because they are focused on delivering the same core values to their customers,” AG says. “Each location may vary in size and demographics, but they all seek to standardize what it means to Live Local. Shop Local. Rooted in their respective communities, these stores offer great quality and variety, amazing fresh selections, and local neighborhood service.”
AGBR’s history and mission
AG was founded in 1950 with 17 founding member stores; today its membership includes more than 200 independent retailers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
“Associated Grocers remains committed to its original goal of helping the independent grocer remain competitive,” according to its website. “From the simple days of just providing combined buying power to member-retailers, and now offering a full-service retail operations support and solution center including Procurement, Retail Services and Support, Information Services, Marketing, Advertising, Store Development, Retail Systems, Retail Accounting, Creative and Print Services, all tailored to member needs. We are one of the finest Retail Operations Support and Solution Centers.”