Price Chopper stores in Kansas and Missouri helped collect a record amount of donations for the company’s annual Fill the Fridge perishable food drive this year. From milk and fresh fruit to cheese and deli meats, the drive collected 22,807 pounds of perishable food for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, which serves 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Price Chopper co-hosts the drive with Kansas City TV station KSHB.
“The Price Chopper community always shows up to make this drive a success,” said Casie Broker, chief marketing officer. “Perishable foods offer people in need healthy, kid-friendly choices. We’re incredibly proud of the impact this drive has on our area.”
In addition to collecting the most pounds of food ever, this year’s Fill the Fridge also collected record amounts of monetary donations, bringing in close to $38,000 at stores and online.
Price Chopper’s 52 Kansas City stores are locally owned by the Ball, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen families, all of whom live in Kansas City and oversee store operations on a daily basis.
Price Chopper also recently held a Community Assistance Initiative to help local residents. See story here.