Wooster, Ohio-based Buehler’s Fresh Foods has raised more than $161,000 through its Harvest for Hunger donation campaign.
“Buehler’s Fresh Foods would like to thank all of our customers and team members who went above and beyond this year in raising money for our community food banks during the Harvest for Hunger campaign,” said Paul Stefaniuk, VP of operations at Buehler’s Fresh Foods.
“I’m proud to say that this year’s results were one of our best, since we started the campaign 15 years ago. We thank the Akron Canton Foodbank and their outstanding team who work hard to battle food insecurity every day.”
Buehler’s Fresh Foods raised exactly $161,722.55, which translates into 648,000 meals, through its register campaign and employee contests. Everyone involved in the campaign recognized the struggle to put food on their tables due to rising food and fuel prices and how clearly vital the food bank is to families.
“The store teams did an excellent job with register collections, theme days, raffles, $5 and $10 grocery bags and miscellaneous fundraising,” said Cheryl Kerr, Buehler’s community relations and employee experience specialist. “A big thank you goes out to all our customers and employees for their donations and support during this year’s campaign.”
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributes food and other items through its network of more than 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, children and senior programs and other hunger-relief programs in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. Food insecurity affects one in six individuals and one in four children.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. The family moved the business in 1932 and, after four generations, grew to 14 stores serving the northeast Ohio market.
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