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 Goodland store raised $7,798.32 and with the added match up to $3,000, a total gift of $10.798.32 was made to Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County. The past two years there has been tremendous support within this community for this campaign. The collaboration effort between the 24/7 Travel Store team and the representatives at the food panty is seamless and highly effective.
Dawn Jolly, food bank manager, expressed “We are blessed beyond measure and happy to benefit from this community effort. These funds are a vital resource that allow us to support our commitment to families in need. We can’t say thank you enough”. Tony Russell, a dedicated cashier from Goodland, raised $2,876 during the campaign. Reflecting on the achievement, Russell emphasized the larger impact, noting, “Over 100 families benefit monthly from our area food pantry. This makes every effort worth it. I know these funds will make a difference.”
National Hunger Action Day, which fell on September 23, emerged as the highest fundraising day for the campaign, raising an impressive $5,039.51, including the company match. 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.
24/7 Trave Store, Director of Marketing, Jackie Hynes shared, “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.”
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.