One of Every Five Latinos Faces Food Insecurity
Emeryville, Calif. – Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the country’s fastest growing extreme discount store chain, launched its Independence from Hunger® Food Collection Campaign to combat food insecurity for the eighth consecutive year. From June 27 through July 31, 2018, the campaign will raise food and cash donations at the 300 Grocery Outlet stores, which will be distributed directly to local food agencies including San Francisco Food Bank in San Francisco Bay. Francisco. In addition, donations made online at GroceryOutlet.com/Donate will help Alameda County Community Food Bank.
During the summer months, many families lose access to school-sponsored food programs, creating a greater risk of food insecurity. In fact, the most recent USDA data report that more than 41.2 million people live in food-insecure households, including 12.9 million children [USDA, Household Food Security in the United States in 2016].
According to the organization for aid against hunger, Feeding America, one in five Latinos faces food insecurity and one in four Latino children live in food-insecure households.
“We are committed to reducing the number of families at risk of food insecurity throughout the United States and our priority each year is to increase our contributions,” said MacGregor Read, Co-CEO of Grocery Outlet Inc. “In 2017, we doubled and more donations of the previous year, raising more than one million for local food aid agencies. This year, we are excited to continue this success by challenging our 300 stores across the country to raise more donations than last year.”
Ways clients can help:
• Give $ 5, get $ 5. Give $ 5 or more in a single transaction at the store or online and you will receive a $ 5 off coupon on a future purchase of $ 25 or more.
• Select a ready-made bag containing a variety of groceries selected by the local food agency and then deliver it to the collection area located at the store entrance.
• Donate online by visiting GroceryOutlet.com/Donate. Donations made online support the San Francisco Bay Area community through the collaboration of Grocery Outlet with Alameda County Community Food Bank.
“At Grocery Outlet, we are dedicated to finding solutions to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, nutritious food,” said Eric Lindberg, Co-CEO of Grocery Outlet, Inc. “By joining forces with our community of customers, employees and partners, we are confident that we can achieve an even greater impact than ever. ”
Each local Grocery Outlet store is owned and operated independently by families who are committed to giving back to the local community. This new edition of the national campaign will build on the past efforts of Independence from Hunger at Grocery Outlet, which has raised more than $ 3.3 million to date across the country.
About Grocery Outlet
Based in Emeryville, California, Grocery Outlet offers branded products with great savings, with customers saving from 40 percent to 70 percent compared to the prices of traditional supermarkets. Grocery Outlet, the chain of stores of extreme discount prices and fastest growing in the US., has more than 300 stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet offers a wide variety of products. From fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, to a wide variety of natural and organic items. It also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, health and beauty items, as well as seasonal products. As a family business founded in 1946 and run by its owners for three generations, the mission of Grocery Outlet has always been to provide its customers with a pleasant place to find “WOW” savings in recognized brands they trust. Grocery Outlet stores are run by independent owners in the local community.
For more information about Grocery Outlet, please visit www.GroceryOutlet.com.