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Meijer donates additional $1M to Simply Give food pantry partners

Meijer is continuing its support of communities during the ongoing pandemic.

One way the retailer is lending a hand is by donating an additional $1 million to its Simply Give food pantry partners across the Midwest, the company said.

“It has become clearer just how vital food pantries are to an increasing number of families, and we recognize the continued strain COVID-19 has placed on them as they struggle to keep their shelves stocked,” Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said. “We believe the Simply Give program makes a tremendous difference in the communities we serve and are happy to make this additional contribution.”

The donation will be divided equally among its 347 food pantry partners that participated in the 2020 Simply Give program.

In addition, on March 13 and April 3, Meijer will double match any Simply Give cards purchase, the company said.

“Our company has a history of giving and that philosophy still guides us today,” Cathy Cooper, senior director of community partnerships and giving said. “We care about our communities and are committed to seeing them through this challenging time.”