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Meijer Team Gives Program Helps 1.7K Nonprofits In Three Years

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The third annual Meijer Team Gives fall program empowers team members to grant $3 million in surprise donations to nearly 500 nonprofits within their communities.

This announcement follows the retailer’s Meijer Team Gives spring program earlier this year, which resulted in $1.5 million to nearly 300 nonprofits.

“Meijer Team Gives empowers our team members to choose nonprofits and local charitable organizations that matter most to them, and year after year, it’s very humbling to see their passion grow for this special program,” said Rick Keyes, president and CEO.

“This program truly demonstrates our team members’ commitment to enriching lives in the communities they serve, and we are very pleased to support organizations that help our neighbors in need.”

During Meijer Team Gives, each store, distribution facility, supply chain unit and Meijer Team Member Resource Group is given $10,000 to donate to one nonprofit or split between two in the community. Team members at each location work together to identify the local nonprofits meaningful to them and the communities they serve.

For this most recent program, nearly 30 percent of all chosen organizations received a donation from Meijer for the first time, where close to 70 percent of the selected nonprofits had an active partnership with Meijer.

The program continues to grow as the retailer expands its footprint, opening new supercenter, grocery and market formats year after year. Organizations chosen include causes focused on hunger relief; children and families; health and well-being; diversity, equity and inclusion; and environmental.

In Ohio, the Kent store selected ACCESS Inc., which serves women and children experiencing homelessness in the community. ACCESS not only provides temporary housing but also is a supportive environment that includes education programs, advocacy and empowerment.

“Meijer Team Gives is something our team looks forward to every year because we get to be active participants in choosing where our donation goes,” said Marcella Mathis, store director at the Kent Meijer.

“It’s a fulfilling experience giving to ACCESS, and I couldn’t be prouder of our team members in their continued passion for this program.”

Since the Meijer Team Gives program began in 2021, there have been more than $10 million in donations, spanning across the retailer’s six-state footprint.

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