Community Service Spotlight: Enmarket, Krause Group, Mirabito and Tri Star Energy
The Feed a Trucker project was launched in 2021 by veteran carriers to recognize the role truckers have played in getting things done during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 425 free lunches were provided last year, and so far in 2022 more than 250 free Enmarket lunches have been served to truckers.
Free lunches are served every two months to truckers under the program.
Enmarket operates more than 129 convenience stores, 29 of which offer The Eatery restaurant concept, in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The Hershey Company.
The Hershey Co. has entered into a 140 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with National Grid Renewables for its Copperhead Solar and Storage Project. Edison Energy, a global sustainability and energy consultancy, worked with The Hershey Co. on its environmental initiatives and the selection of Copperhead.
Using the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Equivalents Calculator, it is estimated that the project will offset carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 metric tons per year.
This is the second PPA between Hershey and National Grid Renewables after the Noble Solar PPA in 2021.
“We have ambitious targets to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by more than 50% and Scope 3 emissions by 25% by 2030 as part of our science goals,” said Mark Kline, director of commodity and specialty buying at The Hershey. Co. “We are making great strides towards achieving these goals through projects like Copperhead and the great work of National Grid Renewables.”
Hershey shared in its recently released ESG (environmental, social and governance) report that the company is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets, after reporting a 48% reduction in emissions. of scope 1 and 2 from a 2018 baseline and an 18% reduction in scope 3. The company’s investment in three solar farm projects – including two through National Grid Renewables – plays a significant role in the progress made so far, Hershey said.
Based in Pennsylvania, The Hershey Co. has more than 100 brands in approximately 80 countries that generate more than $8.9 billion in annual revenue, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers, SkinnyPop, Pirate’s Booty and Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels.
Krause Group, parent company of Kum & Go, has donated more than $671,000 to the United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign. The company raised funds at its store support center headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, and at local convenience stores.
The month-long in-store campaign ran from September 19 through October 13 at convenience stores in central Iowa, which engaged store associates and encouraged customers to donate to United Way at checkout. .
Additionally, over 50 stores in Polk, Dallas and Warren counties participated and raised over $41,000 in donations.
“We are proud to partner with United Way of Central Iowa each year, supporting their five elements of a thriving community, as well as the community partnerships that make this work possible,” said Emily Bahnsen, community investment manager at Krause. Group. “As the need continues to grow, we have been proud to increase our support by more than 30% in recent years. We look forward to continuing this tradition and partnership for years to come.”
Krause Group and United Way have been partners since 1992.
Kum & Go is a family-owned convenience store chain that operates over 400 convenience stores in 11 states. Krause Group is the parent company of a diverse set of businesses that include convenience retail, logistics, wineries, hospitality, real estate, agriculture and sports.
Stops on the journey of love
Love’s and its customers have raised more than $4.3 million through its annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals campaign, surpassing last year’s total by more than $1 million.