Schnucks to support COVID-19 relief with donation program
Schnuck Markets is launching a “Round Up at the Register” campaign to enable customers to donate to the United Way to support those experiencing hardships due to COVID-19.
Customers who choose to donate can round up the price of their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly to the United Way and will stay in the community in which they are donated.
The initiative will run from April 3 to 19 and comes on the heels of the retailer announcing a $605,000 corporate donation to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts.
“In the past few days, many of our customers have asked us to activate a Round Up at the Register campaign so they can help support those in our community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are humbled by their generosity,” Schnucks chairman and CEO, Todd Schnuck said. “In determining with whom we would partner, there was one obvious choice, the United Way. Schnucks has a proud, long-standing partnership with the United Way, and during this time of crisis and uncertainty, this Round Up is an opportunity for our customers to support neighbors who are experiencing job losses, impacts on housing and childcare, and other hardships as a result of COVID-19. We know that by coming together we can continue to nourish the lives of those in the communities we serve.”
Those who are experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, the United Way’s free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“For nearly 100 years, the United Way, our communities, and businesses like Schnucks have risen to the challenge to help our neighbors in need,” United Way of Greater St. Louis president and CEO, Michelle Tucker said. “This time is no different. We are stronger and better together.”