Love in Action, Meijer partner for Simply Give

Krystle Wagner • Aug 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Simply Give donation cards purchased at the Meijer store in Grand Haven Township will help local families.

Love in Action has partnered with Meijer for the program. Customers can purchase $10 donation cards that will be converted into Meijer food gift cards given to a local food pantry.

Simply Give cards purchased between now and Sept. 15 will benefit Love in Action food pantries.

Love In Action Operations Director Josh Bytwerk said they encourage residents to help fulfill their mission to help feed people in the Tri-Cities.

“The Love in Action food pantries are able to keep up with the flood of requests for food assistance due in large part to the support provided by the Meijer Simply Give donation program,” said Larry Ritsema, Love in Action’s interim executive director.

It’s the seventh consecutive year that Meijer plans to contribute at least $1 million to the Simply Give program. The program runs three times a year — fall, holiday and winter.

Since beginning in 2008, almost $41 million has been generated for food pantries throughout the Midwest.

Meijer spokeswoman Christina Fecher said that food pantries struggle to keep up with requests they receive.

“The Simply Give program is a way for Meijer customers to partner with us and support the food banks and pantries that provide food to our hungry neighbors in the communities we serve,” she said. “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.”

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