Food Finders, Meijer feed Greater Lafayette hungry

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Supercenter chain Meijer has given its first donation of gift cards to Food Finders Food Bank as a part of the company’s “Simply Give” holiday donation program. The program launched in November at all 185 Meijer stores and will provide much-needed Meijer gift cards to 185 local food pantries in the communities where its stores are based.

“We are very pleased to be chosen by the Lafayette Meijer store as their food pantry,” said Katy Bunder, Executive Director of Food Finders. “The need we are experiencing this season is unprecedented, and the donations we are receiving from Meijer and its customers will be crucial to helping us fulfill our mission of feeding the hungry in the Lafayette area.

The Meijer Simply Give program began in November. To participate, Meijer customers can purchase a $10.00 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Card at special displays throughout the store, as well as inside Meijer gas stations. The $10.00 amount reflects a typical bag of groceries at Meijer. The donation cards purchased by Meijer customers are then converted into Meijer Gift Cards and given to the local Food Pantry selected by each store.

In addition to the gift cards Meijer is donating $100,000 in gift cards to help the participating food pantries stock their shelves this winter. This gift will be divided among the 185 participating food pantries.

The program will continue through December 24. At the completion of the program Meijer will donate all of the proceeds to Food Finders Food Bank.

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