Food Bank Fill-Up Raises Over $23,000

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For the last ten days in October, locally-owned travel center 24/7 Travel Stores donated 5¢ for every gallon of gasoline sold at its stores to their local food banks. 24/7 Travel Stores has ten locations across nine cities, spanning the state of Kansas: Goodland, Colby, WaKeeney, Hays, Russell, Salina, McPherson, Abilene and Maple Hill.

The amount raised across all locations totaled in $23,917.24. These funds raised during the event can be used however the food banks wish – whether for operating costs, perishable groceries or other needs. Participating food banks include Genesis Food Bank of Thomas County, Genesis Food Bank of Sherman County, Trego County Food Bank, St. Joseph Food Bank of Hays, Russell County Food Bank, McPherson County Food Bank, Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, Abilene Area Food & Clothing Bank, and Community Health Ministry of Maple Hill.

President of the company, Mark Augustine, is excited to see the impact these funds will have. “Food Bank Fill-Up was a huge success far exceeding the amount we set out to raise.” said Augustine. “24/7 Travel Stores wants to thank each food bank, their volunteers and our local communities for getting involved and supporting this event.”

Each food bank will be receiving their donation in a check presentation ceremony in the coming weeks.


Thank you to everyone who helped support their local food banks!

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