“The spring success includes a record $1.1 million donation to the program during the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving.
“We are pleased that participation in the Simply Give program continues to grow because it truly makes a difference in the communities we serve,” she said. “We are committed to helping end food insecurity in the Midwest and are thankful for the continued support from our generous customers and team members.”
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer began its Simply Give program in 2008 as a way to help local food pantries achieve their mission of feeding hungry families. Since then, nearly $41 million has been generated for food pantries.
The program runs three times a year when food pantries need it the most: spring, fall and holiday.
During each Simply Give campaign, customers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer Food-Only Gift Card and donated directly to the local food pantry selected by the store for that campaign.