MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) is looking to fight hunger and fuel the minds of kids this back-to-school season. Today, the Company announced its partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity, for their ‘Feeding Families, Fueling Hope’ campaign.
“At Family Dollar, we’re committed to helping families in crisis,” said Howard Levine, Family Dollar’s Chairman and CEO. “This partnership with Feeding America is one of many ways Family Dollar is helping families in the communities we serve.”
“With 49 million people in the United States, including 16 million kids, struggling with hunger, it’s crucial that we all work together to help solve this critical issue,” said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. “We are happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with Family Dollar and its customers in helping to make sure that all of our neighbors have enough food for their families.”
As part of the program, Family Dollar will collect customer donations across their more than 8,200 stores in 46 states, with the goal of raising one million meals for children and families in need. The in-store campaign will run from July 29 through August 31.
- For every dollar donated, up to nine meals can be provided to those in need
- 90 percent of funds raised will support local food bank programs.
- 10 percent of donations will support Feeding America national programs such as the BackPack Program and School Pantry Program.
- 188 Feeding America-affiliated food banks will participate in the campaign
- The campaign aligns with Family Dollar’s addition of more than 300 new food items and the retailer’s ‘Every Day Low Pricing’ initiative, in which the retailer has lowered prices on more than one thousand items storewide.
About Family Dollar
For more than 54 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,200 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that 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 http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.