Outreach East and Meijer Partner to Support Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity in our newly expanded Davison, Goodrich, Otisville Communities Through Retailer’s Simply Give Hunger Relief Program (please see our service area map on the home page)
By Jan Lebert, Executive Director
Our community continues to feel the impacts of COVID-19, especially our neighbors facing food insecurity. The economic impact of this pandemic means more and more members of our community are turning to us for help in ensuring they know where their next meal will come from. Outreach East Food Pantry and Emergency Resource Center has seen demand increase by 25% since March 2020, and the new year continues to bring great need and challenges to our community.
In response, I’m pleased to announce that Outreach East has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give hunger relief program during this difficult time to help fill that void for our local families.
Each Simply Give campaign helps more than 250 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin keep their shelves stocked with food for those in need. But it also fosters a sense of community by encouraging customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store.
Outreach East will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Davison Meijer now through Jan. 1.
I want to encourage you to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in our communities by purchasing a food donation card during your next shopping trip. Tell your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers because every dollar makes a difference. Whether you shop in-store or online using Meijer pickup or home delivery, I ask you to consider adding a Simply Give donation card to your basket.
And when we give, Meijer gives. For every $10 Simply Give donation card purchased on Saturday, Dec. 11, Meijer will double match the contribution meaning they will donate an additional $20. This means our pantry will receive a total of $30 for every $10 a customer donates on that day. We are very encouraged about this opportunity to serve the community