Fresh Encounter, Inc. has announced that it will donate 72,520 meals to the West Ohio Food bank from its third annual Thanks for Giving holiday food drive campaign.
The initiative was available at all of Ohio Chief Supermarkets and Community Markets,For every turkey bought by customers during the month of November, Fresh Encounter donated eight meals to the West Ohio Food Bank.
“We appreciate that many of our customers trust that a dollar spent with our stores goes further for their community. Our Thanks for Giving program is a great example of positive reciprocity and proof in why supporting local companies is so vital,” said Mike Needler Jr., Fresh Encounter CEO.
The West Ohio Food Bank services 11 surrounding counties. Donations that come in are used to feed those in need, especially during the tough upcoming winter months.
Linda Hamilton, CEO at the West Ohio Food Bank, said, “Our partnership with Fresh Encounter is a collective effort of working together for a common goal – getting nutritious food onto the plates of those in need. Thanks to Fresh Encounter, we are able to serve more of our neighbors facing hunger and provide them the nourishment they need to reach for a brighter tomorrow.”
Fresh Encounter, Inc. owns and operates 34 retail grocery stores in Ohio and eastern Indiana.