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24/7 Travel Stores Help Fill Food Banks

Todd PittengerOctober 7, 2020

For National Hunger Action Month, all ten 24/7 Travel Stores locations across Kansas collected monetary donations for local food banks at the register and matched donations for the first $30,000 donated throughout the month of September.

According to the company, through community donations and corporate matching dollars, 24/7 Travel Stores raised $57,996.25 for community food banks. These funds raised during the event can be used however the food banks wish – whether for operating costs, perishable groceries or other needs.

“Our store teams, partner food banks, local communities and customers stepped up in a big way in a year with big needs. We set out to double the impact of our Food Bank Fill-Up program, and we did just that by raising $57,996.25 this year compared to $24,092.78 in 2019,” said Ted Augustine, Manager of Growth and Development. “We are proud to be a part of our industry’s September Hunger Action Month efforts, but what is unique about our program, and what I think our communities appreciate, is all dollars raised go directly to each store’s local food bank.”

Participating food banks include:

  • Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County
  • Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County
  • Trego County Food Pantry
  • St. Joseph Food Pantry
  • Russell County Food Pantry
  • McPherson County Food Bank
  • Salina Emergency Aid/Food Bank
  • Abilene Area Food & Clothing Bank
  • Community Health Ministry

Here are the over results of the effort:

  • Salina 24/7 Travel Stores raised $9,355.88 for Salina Emergency Aid & Food Bank
  • Abilene 24/7 Travel Store raised $8,273.29 for Abilene Area Food & Clothing Bank
  • McPherson 24/7 Travel Store raised $8,224.63 for McPherson County Food Ban
  • Maple Hill 24/7 Travel Store raised $8,003.63 for Community Care Ministries in Wamego and Alma
  • WaKeeney 24/7 Travel Store raised $7,323.08 for Trego County Food Pantry
  • Colby 24/7 Travel Store raised $5,796.26 for Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County
  • Hays 24/7 Travel Store raised $4,196.38 for St. Joseph Food Pantry in Hays
  • Russell 24/7 Travel Store raised $4,109.02 for Russell County Food Pantry
  • Goodland 24/7 Travel Store raised $2,714.08 for Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County

24/7 Travel Stores has 10 locations to serve guests and travelers along the I-70 and I-135 corridors throughout Kansas. These stores are operated by local teams that live and shop in the surrounding area.

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