The donation, given through BP’s Fueling Communities Grant Program, supports the BackPack Program for at-need children.
GPM Investments LLC, which operates the Fas Mart convenience store chain has donated $10,000 to the Central Virginia Food Bank through BP’s Fueling Communities grant program.
The donations will be used to support the BackPack Program, providing at-need children with free meals they can take home when they don’t have access to regular, reliable meals at school.
Through the program, children receive a BackPack filled with nutritious, child-friendly, nonperishable meals on weekends, school breaks and in the summer. Last year, more than 2,000 children in 13 low-income communities in central Virginia received nearly 400,000 meals, and that number is expected to grow this year.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with BP and it’s Fueling Communities grant program to support such great charitable organizations that help at-need children in our community,” said Rick Klyczek, vice president of marketing at Fas Mart.”Connecting with our local communities is a core strategy of our brand and we look forward to continuing to find ways to support similar charitable organizations in the future.”
BP’s Fueling Communities
BP Fueling Communities provides grants to local charities that are nominated by local BP business owners to support the communities in which they do business. Fueling Communities gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing in order to spread charity and goodwill wherever it’s needed most.