For National Hunger Action Month, all ten 24/7 Travel Stores locations across Kansas collected monetary donations for local food banks at the register and matched donations for the first $30,000 donated throughout the month of September. Across all 10 locations, between donations and company matching dollars, $42,652.28 was generated for their local food banks.
Through community donations and corporate matching dollars, the WaKeeney store raised $3,914.58 for Trego County Food Pantry. These funds raised during the event can be used however the food banks wish – whether for operating costs, perishable groceries or other needs.
“This was our 4th annual event and in the last four years the program has generated nearly $150,000 for Kansas Food Banks” said Ted Augustine, Manager of Growth and Development. “We are proud to do our part for September Hunger Action Month efforts, and what is unique about our program and what I think our communities appreciate, is all dollars raised go directly to each store’s local food bank.”