As part of Buehler’s Fresh Foods’ commitment to giving back to its local communities, the Wooster, Ohio-based grocery retail chain presented St. James Episcopal Church with $500 through the Our Family Direct Your Labels contest. The church has chosen to forward the check to The Viola Startzman Clinic. Father Evan Fischer, rector of St. James Episcopal said, “We are thankful to Our Family Direct Your Labels program for their generous gift of $500, which has enabled St. James to re-give the check to the Viola Startzman’s Dental Clinic and live further in our mission to reach out to those in need in our community.”
Viola Startzman’s Executive Director Jaime Parsons, commented, “The Viola Startzman Dental Clinic is honored to receive this donation from St. James Episcopal Church, Buehler’s Fresh Foods and Our Family. Each year, our clinic serves over 6,000 patients in need of dental care. Most have no dental insurance or cannot find a dentist who accepts Medicaid. With the generous support of our community, we are able to provide care valued at over $2 million dollars to these patients. This care keeps patients out of the emergency room, prevents them from missing school or work, and allows them to live healthy, happy lives. We are grateful for partners such as you for helping us meet these needs in our community.”
Direct Your Labels is a program offered through the Our Family brand, helping local schools and nonprofits earn money by buying Our Family products and saving the UPC barcodes from the cans, boxes and bottles.
Held throughout August, the Direct Your Labels contest encouraged schools, faith-based and other community organizations to register to collect Our Family labels. Each organization that enrolled was entered to win one of 10 $500 prizes. All organizations previously participating in the program also were entered in the contest.
St. James Episcopal Church was selected as one of the $500 winners. Buehler’s Fresh Foods Towne Market Store Manager Geri Shei presented the prize to St. James Episcopal on Oct. 29. The presentation was held at Buehler’s Fresh Foods, located at 336 North Market Street in Wooster, Ohio.
With more than 2,000 items available through the Our Family brand—and more than 1,400 retail stores in 16 states that carry Our Family products, including Buehler’s Fresh Foods and other stores throughout Ohio—store guests can use the Direct Your Labels program to give back to nonprofit organizations with each trip they make to the grocery store.
More than $1.5 million has been raised for schools and nonprofit organizations since the program’s inception.
The Our Family brand is supplied exclusively by SpartanNash.