FIA and Meijer Partner to Provide Hunger Relief in Dexter Area

Faith in Action is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer this fall season to provide much-needed hunger relief to local Dexter families through the Grand Rapids, Michigan retailer’s food pantry donation program, Simply Give (SG).

“We encourage people to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in Dexter by purchasing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip,” said Nancy Paul, FIA director. “The SG program has become one of the key elements in preventing food insecurity locally.”

The FIA office at 7275 Joy Rd. is open on Wednesdays from 12 noon-7pm and the Chelsea office at 603 S. Main is open 5 days a week.

In the Meijer Simply Give campaign, customers purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards. Faith in Action will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Zeeb Rd. Meijer Store now through Sept. 15. The Simply Give program runs three times a year: Spring, Fall and Holiday. Since the program began in November 2008, nearly $41 million has been generated for food pantries in the Midwest to distribute to our hungry neighbors. Last year, $25,000 was given to FIA for stocking the pantry.

“Today’s food pantries continue to struggle with keeping up with the flood of requests they receive daily,” Meijer Spokeswoman Christina Fecher said. “The Simply Give program is a way for Meijer customers to partner with us and support the food pantries that provide food to our hungry neighbors in the communities we serve. We certainly couldn’t do it without the support and commitment of our generous customers and team members, who stand beside us in this effort.”

To learn more about Faith In Action, please visit their website at http://www.faithinaction1.org/

 

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