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Bottom Dollar Food is poised to help eliminate hunger in the communities it serves across three states where its 62 stores are located – Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey – this holiday season.
Now through Dec. 24, the Salisbury, N.C.-based discount grocer is partnering with customers to provide food to families in need through the grocer’s annual “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign, which supports Feeding America and its local food banks. The chain will also provide thousands of holiday meals for families through product donations in November and December.
“Two things Bottom Dollar Food is passionate about are providing our customers with unbelievable prices on groceries and supporting the communities we serve by working to eliminate hunger,” said Meg Ham, president of Bottom Dollar Food. “We invite our customers to partner with us to support local families in need by participating in the ‘Hunger Has a Cure’ campaign, and we look forward to supporting this and other efforts to provide needed food to families during this special time of year.”
To participate in the “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign, customers can purchase ready-made food boxes containing five items of private label product that are available at all Bottom Dollar Food stores for $4.99 each. All stores will have a designated food collection area where customers can place the food boxes or other non-perishable items. Customers also have the opportunity to support the campaign through a cash donation at the register.
To further support hunger relief in the greater Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa., communities, Bottom Dollar Food will donate 600 turkeys, or approximately 5,400 meals, to The Salvation Army branches serving these areas.
Bottom Dollar Food will also partner with several other organizations – including the Charlie Batch Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministry in southern New Jersey; and The Salvation Army Warren Community Corps. in the greater Youngstown, Ohio, region – to provide additional meals to those in need during the month of December.
So far this year, Bottom Dollar Food has contributed nearly 500,000 pounds of food to eliminate hunger in the communities it serves.