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Schnucks Markets Donates $125K To Support The Urban League

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Pictured are Tom Bailey, VP of development and special events, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Ted Schnuck, EVP of supermarkets, Schnucks; Michael McMillian, president and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Bill Bradley, chief marketing and communications officer, Schnucks; and Tydrell Stevens, regional director of Save Our Sons, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Schnuck Markets has donated $125,000 to support the Urban League through the fourth annual “Round Up at the Register” campaign that celebrated Black History Month, held from Feb. 7-20.

Customers donated $112,615 and Schnucks provided an additional $12,385.

Shoppers had the option at checkout to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with 100 percent of donations in the St. Louis area supporting the nonprofit’s Save Our Sons program and round ups at Schnucks stores in other markets supporting the Urban League chapter in each respective area or the National Urban League.

“Our annual Round Up at the Register during Black History Month gives us the opportunity to not only support but to also showcase the great work the Urban League does through programs such as Save Our Sons,” said Todd Schnuck, Schnucks’ chairman and CEO and past ULSTL board chairman.

“We thank our customers who, through their generous round ups, are helping the Urban League develop the workforce and helping Schnucks to continue on our mission to nourish people’s lives.” 

The ULSTL’s Save Our Sons program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in the St. Louis region find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages. This program completes these objectives by assisting the participants in obtaining post-secondary education and job training and teaching imperative career life skills.

“On behalf of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, I extend our heartfelt gratitude to Schnucks for their unwavering generosity and steadfast support. Their commitment to uplifting communities through initiatives like the ‘Round Up at the Register’ campaign exemplifies the true spirit of corporate citizenship,” said Michael McMillan, president and CEO of ULSTL.

“Together, we are empowering individuals and transforming lives. Thank you, Schnucks, for your partnership in advancing our mission.” 

About Schnucks

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnucks Markets is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned grocery retailer operating 115 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. According to Forbes’ 2023 rankings, Schnucks is the 189th largest privately-owned company in the U.S. and the 14th largest privately-owned grocer.

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