The Fairmont Hy-Vee hosted a food drive for two weeks in October and donated more than $1,300 worth of funds and groceries to help feed those in need.
The store accepted donations of any non-perishable food items and offered customers the option to round up their total at the registers. The store made larger donations easy by offering customers pre-made grocery bags for purchase, either $10 or $20. Pre-made bags included a variety of non-perishable food items, from jars of spaghetti sauce and spaghetti noodles to cans of soup and side dishes.
“As we approach the holiday season, we know this is a prime time to assist the food pantries as demand increases,” said Hayley Bewley, marketing coordinator at the Fairmont Hy-Vee. “We want to do our part to help. It is a great way for us to show Hy-Vee’s care and concern for the Fairmont community.”
On October 17 and 19, Fairmont Hy-Vee employees delivered checks and pre-made grocery bags to two local food shelves, The Salvation Army and Heaven’s Table Food Shelf in Fairmont. The Salvation Army in Martin County offers residents a wide range of ongoing basic needs and services, including grocery assistance. Heaven’s Table Food Shelf is a nonprofit organization that offers a supplemental food program serving low-income people in the area.