Wawa Inc. is reaching out to consumers to stamp out hunger. The Pennsylvania chain is holding its eighth annual Check Out Hunger Campaign to benefit local food banks. The campaign will run through Dec. 3 in all of Wawa’s 570 stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Check Out Hunger is an annual in-store fundraising campaign that allows Wawa customers to combat area hunger through scannable UPC coupons. Customers can either add $1, $2, or $5 donations to their Wawa purchase or they can chose to purchase “soup bowl” cutouts to be displayed with their name in the store; proceeds will benefit the America Second Harvest food banks throughout our market area.
“At Wawa we are keenly aware that food banks are vital in their ability to help feed the hungry by reaching out to those who need it most,” said Howard Stoeckel, President and CEO of Wawa. “Each year more than 300,000 families are fed through the efforts of local food banks, and through campaigns like these, we hope that we can check out hunger permanently.”
Check Out Hunger is part of Wawa’s ongoing effort to fight starvation. In addition to this campaign, each year, Wawa makes corporate contributions through the sponsorship of Kid’s Cafe & Baby Manna programs, as well as through additional in-store fundraising. In fact, over the past 4 years, Wawa has contributed more than $825,000 from in-store fundraising and corporate contributions.
“We’re constantly overwhelmed by the concern and generosity of our customers, who realize that through a small donation, they can help to enact positive change within the community,” said Stoeckel.