Hy-Vee delivers nearly $800,000 of food and supplies to Twin Cities
Donations continue grocery retailer’s commitment to supporting racial unity and equality
Michael Browne, Supermarket News
Jun 24, 2020
Midwestern retailer Hy-Vee Inc., in collaboration with its customers and supplier partners, has donated nearly $800,000 of food and supplies to local nonprofits and food banks in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Eighteen semi truckloads of supplies were donated among 10 local organizations on Tuesday as a result of Hy-Vee’s recent donation campaign and “Stuff-A-Truck” event, which was held at all 11 Hy-Vee stores in the Twin Cities during the past week and weekend. The campaign is part of Hy-Vee’s recently announced companywide $1 million and 1 million volunteer-hour commitment to organizations that support racial unity and equality. (Check out this video showing the collection, pickup, delivery and distribution of the Stuff-A-Truck event.)
West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee has more than 260 stores in eight Midwestern states.
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May, civil unrest and protests over systemic racism led to riots, property damage and temporary business closures in the Twin Cities area. Hy-Vee’s efforts in part seek to provide food and supplies such as diapers and formula to areas that were hard hit during those incidents.
“By working with our customers and suppliers toward one common goal, we can make real progress in creating change within our communities,” Hy-Vee chairman, CEO and president Randy Edeker said last week in announcing the initiative...
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