As part of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, Fresh Encounter donated $81,000 to eight local food banks and 21 mental health organizations.
The donation, which included customer donations and a gift from Fresh Encounter, is part of the Findlay, Ohio-based grocer’s efforts to address food insecurity and promote mental well-being, with total contributions for the year topping $160,000.
In addition, Fresh Encounter is revitalizing its annual Holiday Food Bag Drive, which runs until Dec. 31. The effort is one of two food drives contributing toward its 2023 “Nourish Our Families” charitable initiative.
“At Fresh Encounter, we believe in nurturing both physical and mental well-being to build thriving communities,” said Julie Anderson, VP of marketing and co-owner.
“This is why we are proudly showing our commitment to local food banks and mental health organizations this Giving Tuesday. Our ongoing efforts reflect our dedication to a brighter, more compassionate future. With the support of our valued customers, we aim to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those in need.”
About Fresh Encounter
A family-owned company and the largest independent supermarket operator in the region, Fresh Encounter manages 94 retail stores throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. They include the banners of Chief Supermarkets, Community Markets, Germantown Fresh Market, Great Scot, King Save, Needler’s Fresh Market, Sack ‘N Save, Save-A-Lot and Remke Markets.
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