Spotlight on Community Service: Retailers and Convenience Store Suppliers Make the Season Bright by Giving Back

The meal kits included all the essentials for a traditional holiday meal and four Oklahoma City Thunder game vouchers of the family’s choice. This year’s Military Holiday Meals will put meals on the tables of more than 15,000 military families nationwide.

“This is the second year in a row that Love has hosted an Army Holiday Meal event, and we couldn’t have been more excited,” said Jenny Love Meyer, Director of Culture and Executive Vice President of Love’s . “We love to see how excited families are when they collect the kits, and this year’s event was made better by the surprise element of tickets from our friends in the Thunder.”

Love’s Travel Stops, based in Oklahoma City, is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 570 locations in 41 states.

Rutter

Rutter’s Children’s Charities closes 2021 with $ 75,000 in donations. Secret Santa gives selected Rutter employees the opportunity to choose an eligible charity and Rutter’s Children’s Charities donates $ 1,000 to that organization. This year, 75 employees were chosen to participate, totaling $ 75,000 in donations. Selected charities focus on children, education and local community efforts.

“Asking Rutter employees to select donations for organizations they are passionate about is one of our favorite things to do every year,” said Chris Hartman, President of Rutter’s Children’s Charities. “We are excited to further expand our Secret Santa program in 2021 to 75 employees and $ 75,000, to support more local organizations.”

The Secret Santa program started in 2016 as a way to redirect donations to local organizations during the holiday season. The Secret Santa program has grown over the years and has donated over $ 282,000 to various local charities since its inception.

In addition, Rutter’s annual toy drive donated a total of 544 toys to The Salvation Army in York and Mount Alto Fire Co. Both organizations also received a cash donation.

Tiger Fuel Co.

Tiger Fuel made a $ 20,000 holiday contribution to JackFest, a family-friendly festival that supports families battling childhood cancer in central Virginia.

The contribution was inspired by five-year-old Jack Callahan, who overcame metastatic cancer after undergoing 13-month intensive treatment in 2019 and 2020. After starting treatment, the severity of his illness forced his family to move to Philadelphia to get there. more specialized treatment. JackFest is raising funds to support services that will allow more children like Jack to stay close to home for treatment.

“The Callahan family has touched the hearts of many within the Tiger Fuel family. We are inspired by Jack’s story and the drive to move him forward, ”said Gordon Sutton, President of Tiger Fuel. “Instead of Christmas gifts like wreaths and gift baskets that we typically send to our customers, we wanted to make a meaningful contribution in their honor. The $ 20,000 donation will support the Ronald McDonald House expansion plans in Charlottesville and allow more families to get the best possible care near you at UVA Children’s Hospital. “

Triscuit

Mondelēz International Inc.’s Triscuit brand and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announced the expansion of PHA’s Good Food for All program to bring 600,000 servings of fresh vegetables and fruit to insecure families food in Washington, DC

Jill E. Washington