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Hy-Vee Celebrates Black History Month With Week Of Service

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Hy-Vee is pledging 5,000 hours of service to nonprofit organizations across its eight-state region during the week of Feb. 22 in celebration of Black History Month. Hy-Vee employees chose nonprofit organizations in their local areas that help families in underserved communities or are dedicated to social justice and racial equity.

The week of service is part of the West Des Moines, Iowa-based company’s commitment to donate $1 million and one million volunteer hours to organizations that support racial unity and equality. In addition to volunteer hours, Hy-Vee to date has donated $595,000 as part its $1 million commitment to organizations working to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

Last summer, when Hy-Vee announced its commitment to racial unity and equality, the company said that actions can create real, long-lasting change. With its week of service, employees are helping create that change. 

The week of service coincided with Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day on Monday, Feb. 22, which was declared by the Food Industry Association as a day to acknowledge the essential role supermarket employees play in communities. In addition to the week of service, Hy-Vee stores will hold special events to share their appreciation to the company’s more than 88,000 employees. 

Galesburg Blessing Boxes
Macomb Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution
Moline Arc of the Quad Cities
Quincy Quincy Neighborhood Foundation
Burlington United Baptist Church
Cedar Rapids Mission of Hope
Urban Dreams
Des Moines/ Creative Visions
Central Iowa Meals from the Heartland
Habitat for Humanity
Urban Dreams
Dubuque Boys & Girls Club
Quad Cities Fresh Start Center
Salvation Army
Sioux City Food Bank of Siouxland
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Jubilee Freedom Center
Kansas City Harvesters Community Food Network
Topeka Harvesters Community Food Network
Twin Cities Hallie Q (in partnership with the Minnesota Wild)
Sanneh Foundation
Page Education Foundation
Columbia Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
Salvation Army
Kansas City Harvesters Community Food Network
Lincoln People’s City Mission
Omaha (Council Bluffs) Heartland Hope Mission
Urban League of Nebraska
South Sioux City Food Bank of Siouxland
Sioux Falls The Banquet
Watertown People Against Childhood Hunger
Madison Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin

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