Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Pamida Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again holding in-store events to help local food banks stock their shelves for the many individuals facing economic hardships.
Monetary donations for local food banks may be made during Round-Up Events, being held now through December 9. Customers will have the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, with all funds raised going to support the local food bank. The Pamida Foundation will also match a portion of all funds raised in each community.
“During these tough economic times, the Pamida Foundation is proud to give back to individuals and families who need it the most,” said Jessica Strohman, executive director of the Pamida Foundation, in a statement
. “We are extremely proud to supplement local food banks with donations from the Pamida Foundation and our loyal and generous customers.”
A number of stores will also be hosting a canned food drive. Customers and teammates are welcome to donate non-perishable food items to the local food pantry by dropping them off at their local Pamida store. All donations will go to the local food pantry chosen by the store.
“We ask that all of our customers donate whatever they can to support our efforts. Even the smallest donations can make a big difference in the lives of many. Together, we can put food on the table for all those in need and make it a memorable holiday for everyone in our communities,” adds Strohman.
Overall, the Pamida Foundation supports more than 900 charitable organizations that focus on education, helping families in need and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens. Local Pamida stores will also be hosting other holiday giving programs and activities throughout the holiday season.