Learn How Lin’s, Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market Help Local Schools 

Each year, Lin’s, Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market hold a school supply drive to help local schools have enough snacks, pens, paper, cleaning supplies and more for teachers and students. The drive, which took place from July through August 20, resulted in an overall donation of $85,500 for this school year. 

“As local grocers, we recognize our role as a gathering place and want to lead out in maintaining and building communities that are strong and vibrant now and in the years to come,” said Darin Peirce, vice president of Associated Retail Operations (ARO). “The health and wellbeing of our school-aged children is a critical part of our future and we’re honored to contribute.” 

During the drive, store guests are invited to “round up” to the nearest dollar and thousands of shoppers took advantage of the chance to help. At the completion of the drive, store teams arrange with local schools to present the amount they gathered ensuring donations remain in the community where they were collected. 

“We love drives that help support the communities we serve,” said Ashlee Johnstun, director of customer relationships for ARO. “We know our teachers, school staff and administrators have some of the most important jobs. These drives allow us as community members to come together to make a big difference. We are so grateful for the opportunity to play a role in this great cause.” 

Tremendous gratitude goes out to the store leaders and store teams who made this drive such a wonderful success for so many schools and communities.