Wawa Launches Check Out Hunger Campaign
It’s the holiday season, and Wawa got into the spirit with an initiative that help neighbors in need in our local communities.
From now until Dec. 10, is inviting its customers to make a scan donation of $1, $3 and $5 at any of their stores benefit Feeding America Food Banks to relieve hunger across the chain and The Wawa Foundation will match the first $100,000 of contributions.
The four-week in-store scan campaign-launched on Nov. 13 in honor of World Kindness Day–is part of Wawa’s Check Out Hunger in-store fundraising efforts. The direct donation and match to the annual
Check-Out Hunger campaign is another way to spread hope while inspiring others and recognizing the donations of Wawa customers who pay it forward and provide support directly to their community.
“We are so grateful for the many special moments of positivity that take place in Wawa stores every day, and we are honored to recognize the generosity of our customers to help their local communities, friends and neighbors in need by matching donations,” said Maria Kalogredis, Chairperson of The Wawa Foundation. “Thank you to everyone who is playing a role in sharing, inspiring or paying forward kindness on World Kindness Day.”
Wawa and The Wawa Foundation have contributed more than $14 million to fight hunger and food insecurity by supporting Feeding America Food Banks throughout our market area. Additionally, Wawa stores have donated more than 30 million pounds of unsold product to local food pantries through our Wawa Share Food Donation program.
The Check-Out Hunger campaign was founded by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), New Jersey’s largest food bank. CFBNJ manages the campaign on behalf of 42 affiliate food banks, in partnership with Wawa and other participating retailer