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Grocery Outlet held a company-wide food drive that raised $292,000 to support 170 local food assistance agencies in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada.
"We are humbled by the generosity of our community of independent operators and customers, and grateful to be able to help people who don't always know where they'll find their next meal," said MacGregor Read, co-CEO, Grocery Outlet Inc. "Our team of independent owners and operators are so committed to their local communities."
Throughout July, a time when food banks experience the greatest need, Grocery Outlet led the second annual Independence from Hunger food drive. Each of the 164 Grocery Outlet stores selected one or more local emergency food assistance programs in their hometown as their beneficiary. To help increase awareness and drive donations and participation, Grocery Outlet stores hosted an array of events from educational seminars about local food assistance agencies to family-friendly festivals.
Berkeley, Calif.-based extreme-value retailer Grocery Outlet operates 164 locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Most of its stores are independently owned and operated by locally-based families.