Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Grocery Outlet

15625 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Join Warm 106.9 and AJ at the Crossroads-Bellevue Grocery Outlet on Saturday, July 21 from noon till 2pm.  We’ll be there helping spread the word about Grocery Outlet’s Independence from Hunger® Food Drive to combat food insecurity.  Now through July 31,  the campaign collects food and cash donations in-store at Grocery Outlet’s 300 locations that will be distributed directly to local food agencies across the country. Stop by and say hi for your chance to win tickets to the Seattle Storm!

During the summer months, many families lose access to school supported food programs, creating an increased risk for food insecurity. In fact, the most recent USDA data reports that over 41.2 million people live in food insecure households, including 12.9 million children (USDA, Household Food Security in the United States in 2016).

“We are committed to reducing the number of families across America at risk for food insecurity, and each year we make it a priority to increase our contributions,” said MacGregor Read, Co-CEO of Grocery Outlet Inc. “In 2017, we more than doubled the previous year’s donations, raising upwards of one million for local food assistant agencies. This year, we are eager to continue the momentum by challenging our 300 stores nationwide to go above and beyond to exceed last year’s donations.”

The USDA reports that one in every six Americans experiences food insecurity and 40.6 million Americans were reported as living at or below the poverty level in 2016 (U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S. – Data collected in 2016 and released September 2017).

Ways you can help:

  • Give $5, get $5. Donate $5 or more in a single transaction in-store or online and you will receive a coupon for $5 off a future purchase of $25 or more.
  • Pick up a pre-made bag that is filled with an assortment of groceries selected by the local food agency and then place it in a collection bin at the front of the store.
  • Donate online by visiting com/Donate.

“At Grocery Outlet, we are dedicated to finding solutions to ensure everyone has access to high-quality and nutritious food,” said Eric Lindberg, Co-CEO at Grocery Outlet, Inc. “By joining forces with our community of customers, employees and partners, we are confident that we can make an even greater impact than ever before.”

Each local Grocery Outlet store is independently owned and operated by families who are committed to giving back to the local community. This new edition of the national campaign will build on Grocery Outlet’s past Independence from Hunger efforts that have collected more than 3.3 million dollars to date across the country.

Customers can help make a difference by visiting their local Grocery Outlet and participating in the Independence from Hunger® food drive. For more information, visit GroceryOutlet.com.