Sheetz to Provide Hunger Relief Through Made-to-Share Partnership With Feeding America
(Altoona, PA) September 13, 2018 - Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is proud to announce the company’s Made-to-Share program is now providing hunger relief across every state in which Sheetz operates, including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. Through weekly food donations to Feeding America member food banks, Sheetz is able to help people struggling with hunger in the local communities Sheetz serves.
In honor of “Hunger Action Day” today, Sheetz announced the Made-to-Share rollout at the opening of a new Sheetz location in Reading, PA. In addition to a $2,500 donation to the Greater Berks Food Bank, Sheetz also donated a truck full of food to the food bank to help more than 1.6 million across Pennsylvania struggling with hunger. Moreover, employees at the Sheetz corporate offices are participating in a week-long food drive this week, donating food to Feeding America food bank partners in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
“Hunger knows no boundaries, it touches people from all walks of life in every community in the U.S. and in every community Sheetz serves,” said Joe Sheetz, President and CEO of Sheetz. “We are deeply committed to helping those facing hunger and are proud to have been able to donate over 2 million meals through our partnership with Feeding America already. I am also proud of the efforts of Sheetz employees, who have really dedicated themselves to helping fight hunger in our communities.”
In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, Sheetz has established a company-wide food donation program donating ready-to-eat food items such as sandwiches, wraps and salads as well as healthy snacking options such as fruit, vegetables and yogurt. In addition to weekly food donations, Sheetz will provide financial donations to Feeding America member food banks at every new store opening.
“Sheetz is leading the way with the Made-to-Share program, providing a tremendous opportunity for a food bank’s smaller partners such as pantries, schools, and soup kitchens to expand their capacity,” said Tony Pupillo, Director of Emerging Retail at Feeding America. “Sheetz’s flexibility regarding the collection schedule and volume have enabled these food bank partner agencies to participate in pickup programs so more food insecure citizens can enjoy their donations.”
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can end hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 18,500 employees. The company operates over 575 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).