24/7 Travel Stores 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.
Despite the Russell community’s campaign ending early, September 18, due to the temporary closure required for transitioning into a new store, the community’s dedication shone brightly. They managed to achieve 67% of their initial goal, raising $2,016.58. Added to the match, they presented a total gift of $4,033.16 to the Russell County Food Pantry.
National Hunger Action Day, which fell on September 23, emerged as the highest fundraising day for the campaign, bringing in 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. Due to the transition occurring for a new store, the Russell location was unable to participate in this event. There are plans to host another fundraiser on behalf of the food bank as part of the grand opening events, next spring.
24/7 Travel 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.