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Fareway Donates 21,600 Dozen Eggs to Food Bank of Iowa

August 19, 2020 | Media Center, Press Releases

Des Moines, IA (August 20, 2020)—In Iowa, one in nine people struggle with food insecurity—meaning they have insufficient or unreliable access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy, active life. Fareway, in partnership with Food Bank of Iowa, is working to fight food insecurity by donating 21,600 dozen eggs to hungry Iowans in need.

Food Bank of Iowa serves 55 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Other food banks around the state of Iowa also received thousands of eggs from Fareway. 

“We are so grateful to be a part of Fareway’s focus on food insecurity during this challenging time,” said Michelle Book, president and CEO, Food Bank of Iowa. “In this time of crisis, we want every Iowan to have food on their table. We value our partnership with Fareway and are thankful for their help.”

Eggs are a great source of protein and are frequently requested from pantry partners. Fareway’s donation will help fight food insecurity in Food Bank of Iowa’s 55 counties they serve.

The company keeps Iowa food banks and their efforts to feed Iowans top of mind.

”We are so proud to partner with the Food Bank of Iowa to provide access to healthy food options for Iowa families,” said Clint Jenkins, vice president of wholesale purchasing at Fareway.

In conjunction with the 21,600 dozen eggs donation, Fareway also donated 33,888 granola bars to Food Bank of Iowa the same day. The eggs and granola bars will be distributed to Food Bank of Iowa’s partner agencies across the state to feed families, children and seniors.

About Food Bank of Iowa
Food Bank of Iowa provides more than a million pounds of food each month to help food insecure Iowans in 55 counties. Through key relationships with corporations, the Department of Agriculture and Feeding America, Food Bank of Iowa sources free and reduced-cost nutritious food, including meat and produce. The Food Bank keeps the food safe and delivers it to more than 600 community partner agencies—including schools, pantries, shelters, daycares and halfway homes—who distribute the food to seniors, children, veterans and hard-working parents who need food assistance across the organization’s 30,000 square mile service area.

To learn more, visit www.foodbankiowa.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foodbankiowa.

MEDIA CONTACT FOOD BANK OF IOWA:
Annah Begg, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
515.876.2885, abegg@foodbankiowa.org

About Fareway
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 123 stores in a six-state region. Fareway’s mission is to provide the highest quality products, while treating customers like family, and valuing dedicated employees. Its stores are known for their unmatched, full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce, and exceptional to-your-car customer service. Fareway is a family-owned business, recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa, and has more than 12,000 total employees. Visit Fareway.com for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT FAREWAY:
Emily Toribio, Corporate Outreach & Communications Manager
515.979.6448, etoribio@farewaystores.com

 

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