Wawa has teamed up with the Food Bank of Delaware for the annual Check-Out Hunger campaign, a regional fundraiser that takes place in several grocery retailers in the Tri-State area from October through January, the Sussex Countian reported.
Customers can make donations of $1, $3 or $5 when they checked out at their local Wawa, and all proceeds are used to fight hunger locally. Each store’s check-out counter will feature a tear-off placard where customers can tear off a coupon and hand it to the cashier with their purchases. The donation will be added to the final grocery bill and all donations will go straight to the Food Bank of Delaware.
Other participating stores include ShopRite, Pathmark, Superfresh, Janssen’s and Zingo’s markets. The campaign was launched Sunday, Oct. 11 at the newest ShopRite store on the Wilmington Riverfront.
“The Check-Out Hunger campaign is an easy way for the entire community to support the Food Bank’s mission,” said Chris Kenny, chief financial officer of the Kenny family ShopRites of Delaware and a Food Bank of Delaware board member.
Since the Check-Out Hunger campaign began in 2001, it has collected more than $340,000 for the cause.
Retailers who are interested in participating in the campaign may contact the Food Bank of Delaware at 302-444-8074.