[Fredericksburg VA] May 06, 2020 – In the Fredericksburg region, one in 12 people struggle with hunger, including 1 in 9 children. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded this issue as job disruptions, lost wages and sudden expenses due to illness have become increasingly burdensome for people who struggle to make ends meet.
That is why Circle K, Feeding America®, and the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank are partnering to help people who face hunger. Now through June 30, Circle K will donate one meal* for every fuel purchase, regardless of how much fuel is purchased. Local donations will support the FRFB’s hunger- relief efforts.
“We are thankful to Circle K for its commitment to fighting hunger in our community. the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank is on the ground addressing the growing needs in our community. Circle K’s support will help to provide more meals to our neighbors in need during this unprecedented time,” said Elizabeth Gilkey, Communications Manager.
With more than 5,900 stores nationwide and 2 stores in Stafford County, Circle K will have a significant national and local impact for families in need.
“We are proud to have reached a donation of 25 million meals through our partnership with Feeding America and to extend our support to 40 million meals in this time of tremendous need in our communities,” says Brian Hannasch, President and CEO of Circle K. “I want to thank all of our employees and customers for being part of the solution in the communities where we work and live, and for helping Circle K make it easier for so many families in need during these difficult days. As we are all in this together, I am grateful we can turn to them to reach this new goal of 40 million meals. ”
Additional information about Circle K’s commitment to helping people in need can be found at https://www.circlek.com/feedingamerica.
* $1 helps to provide at least ten meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks
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About Feeding America: Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Circle K: Circle K is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard (“Couche-Tard”). Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), as well as in Ireland, and has an important presence in Poland.
In addition, under licensing agreements, approximately 2,280 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 15 other countries and territories (Cambodia, China, , Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam), which brings the worldwide total network to more than 14,800 stores.
For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or to consult its quarterly Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, please visit: https://corpo.couche-tard.com.