24/7 Travel Store Raises $51,847.90 to Fight Hunger in Kansas
In a continued commitment to combat hunger in the state, 24/7 Travel Store has recently concluded its 6th annual Food Bank Fill-Up campaign, raising a total of $51,847.90 in support of nine Kansas food banks during the month of September, National Hunger Awareness Month.
The Colby store raised $4,245.67, and with the added match of up to $3,000, a total gift of $7,245.67 was made to the Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County. This achievement expresses the spirit of generosity within the Colby community. In addition to the cashiers promoting the cause at the registers, many of the food pantry representatives were active in the community encouraging their audience to visit our store to participate and take advantage of the match opportunity.
24/7 Travel Store, Director of Marketing, Jackie Hynes shared, “The dedication of the representatives from the Colby food pantry representatives was evident from the above and beyond support they provided to maximize the match opportunity. Their efforts and community outreach elevated this campaign, ultimately reaching the maximum match our company offered, $3,000. This year’s Food Bank Fill-Up campaign demonstrates what we can achieve when we stand together to make a difference. Hosting food bank reps on-site on National Hunger Action Day amplified the impact of the campaign, reinforcing the local essence of the donations and encouraging guests to contribute. We couldn’t be prouder of our teams and communities for their dedication to driving out hunger, together.”
National Hunger Action Day, which fell on September 23, emerged as the highest fundraising day, bringing in an impressive $5,039.51, including the company match. Notably, $1,743.68 of that amount came from the Colby store. On this day, food representatives were on-site in the stores, during select times, accepting food items as well as encouraging guests to contribute monetary donations.
The Food Bank Fill-Up campaign is an annual event that takes place across all ten of our 24/7 Travel Store locations, supporting nine food banks throughout the state of Kansas. It reflects our ongoing commitment to alleviating food insecurity in our communities, ensuring that no one goes to bed hungry.
If you’d like to learn more about this event, check out the 24/7 Travel Store Facebook Page.
To date, this annual event has raised $314,350 to support local food banks (2018-2023).
ABOUT 24/7 TRAVEL STORE
24/7 Travel Stores has ten locations to serve guests and travelers along the Interstate 70 and Interstate 135 corridors throughout Kansas. These stores are operated by local teams that live and shop in the surrounding area. Many of the hardworking individuals have been with the company for longer than five years, and some have been with the company for as many as 35 years.