Local food pantry receives over $117K from Meijer

NORMAL, Ill. - A local food pantry is getting some financial help from a grocery chain.

The Meijer Simply Give program works closely with Meijer customers, team members and its food pantry partners to help our people put food on their tables. The program set a record in 2017 with nearly $8.5 million in donations, equaling up to 84.4 million meals across the Midwest.

At the Normal Meijer over $117,000 was generated during the holiday Simply Give campaign alone for the Eastview Christian Church Food Pantry. That equals at least 1.1 million meals. According to Feeding America, $1 equals at least 10 meals.

"It's inspiring to see friends and neighbors come together to take care of hungry families throughout the communities we serve," says Executive Chairman Hank Meijer.

The 2017 total brings the program's overall donation to more than $37 million (at least 370 million meals) since its inception in 2008.

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