ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., all 100 Schnucks stores will host hunger relief partner agencies in the “Shop Out Hunger” campaign. Volunteers from these organizations will distribute a shopping (“wish”) list to customers as they enter the store and hope to collect non-perishable food donations as customers leave.
The most-needed items include:
- Peanut butter
- Canned meats: tuna, chicken, beef
- Soup, Chili, Stew and Ravioli
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Pasta, rice and beans
“Food insecurity and childhood hunger – especially in summer months when they lack access to school breakfast and lunch programs – are real issues in the communities that we serve, and as a company, we have pledged to tackle them head on,” said Schnucks Director of Community Relations Joanie Taylor. “This weekend’s ‘Shop Out Hunger’ campaign, as well as our daily donations to food pantries, are examples of how we, at Schnucks, are doing just that.”
Taylor notes that Schnucks takes great pride in the company’s community partnerships with hunger being the number one priority and donates more than $13 million annually in food to local food pantries.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.