Woodland Grocery Outlet kicks off annual food drive


Grocery Outlet Bargain Market at 1325 Lewis River Road, in Woodland has launched its 12th annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive, which will run through July 31.

The drive aims to help vulnerable families and communities across America, stated a news release. The Woodland-based store will collaborate with the Woodland Action Center to collect food and cash donations both online and in-store.

The release stated families and children in disadvantaged communities throughout the country are at continued risk of food insecurity, leading people to lack the basic nutrients needed for an active, healthy life. As a result, many people have turned to food banks due to ongoing inflation and supply chain shortages. Based on a source from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided in the release, as many as 30 million adults and 12 million children live in food-insecure households.

To help with the food drive’s efforts, the store is hoping its customers will donate $5 at the checkout or online.  Those who donate will receive a coupon for $5 off a future purchase of $25 or more. Customers can also buy a bag for the local food agency or give a cash donation at the checkout.

“Since 1946, our core values have been built around our desire to both provide and give back to our local communities,” said Grocery Outlet CEO Eric Lindberg in the release. “Our customers and communities alike are the foundation of our success. We feel it’s important to continue supporting these communities in every way possible, especially in their time of greatest need.”

This year, the release stated the food drive will span Grocery Outlet’s 400 locations and will build upon the company’s past efforts which have raised $14 million since the inception of the drive.

For more information, visit groceryoutlet.com/donate.


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