Drive Spans Eight Western States, Help Local Food Pantries

Associated Food Stores (AFS) and over 200 member retailers are giving back to their communities through the Feeding the Hungry food drive, a collaborative effort between local, independently owned retailers, AFS-sponsored vendors and local food pantries. The drive takes place during the end of January and the beginning of February each year. 

The campaign has two main components—the first, an icon drive held within stores where store guests can donate any amount they choose to contribute to their local food pantry. With the second option, guests can look for the blue Feeding the Hungry shelf tags, where a portion of their purchase on sponsored items is contributed toward the drive.   

“This is an incredibly meaningful effort, and I am glad that as local grocers we can come together to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Derid Kunz, director of center store sales. 

Participating sponsors of the event this year include:  

ManciniHormel MeatsAlbaneese
AlbaneeseHersheyBlue Diamond
Blue DiamondKraft HeinzCache Valley
Cache ValleyGeneral MillsDarrell Lee
Darrell LeeTysonGhiradelli Confection
Ghiradelli ConfectionHormelGhiradelli Baking
Ghiradelli BakingConagraJust Born Bags
Just Born BagsMondelezOlly Vitamins
Olly VitaminsBody ArmorClassic Jerky
Classic JerkySwire Coca-ColaRickitt
RickittPostLand O Frost
Land O FrostBarillaLindt
StorckProcter & GambleTootsie/Charms
Tootsie/CharmsGeorgia Pacific5 Hour Energy
5 Hour EnergyWK KelloggsKodiak Advantage
Kodiak AdvantageCloroxRiviana
FerraraHP Hood
HP HoodChurch & Dwight
Church & DwightColgate