Pantry Donates To Campaign Through Facebook ‘Likes’

The Pantry Inc. encourages guests to “Like” the Kangaroo Express Facebook page as each “Like” donates a dollar to the USO of North Carolina.

The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to donate $1 to the USO of North Carolina for every “Like” received on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page from Aug. 6 through Aug. 17 as part of its Salute Our Troops campaign.

A Salute Our Troops Caravan is making its way to North Carolina on Aug. 10, starting in Wilmington, N.C., to raise awareness for the c-store’s campaign.

“After the generosity and enthusiasm our guests and employees have shown to the Salute Our Troops campaign, donating $1 for every new Facebook supporter is just one of many ways Kangaroo Express is showing its appreciation,” said John Fisher, senior vice president of marketing, merchandising and restaurant operations at Kangaroo Express. Fisher said it’s the company’s “honor” to support the USO of North Carolina.

To join the Salute Our Troops campaign and have $1 donated to the USO of North Carolina, visit www.facebook.com/kangarooexpress, log in to Facebook and “Like” the page.

Consumers are also invited to the Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states to show their support for military personnel and their families throughout summer 2012. More than $1.5 million has already been donated by individuals at Kangaroo Express checkout counters with Charlotte, N.C., leading the funds raised in a single market.

Donations from the summer campaign help the USO, which lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families, the Wounded Warrior Project, which honors and empowers injured servicemen and women, and six state-based military support organizations including the USO of North Carolina.

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