Meijer Store Donates $5K to St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The new Meijer supercenter here is donating $5,000 to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County to help the organization feed local families in need.

“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County makes a huge impact not just in Warren, but in Trumbull County as a whole, serving the community through their food pantry and homemade meals,” said Justin Walker, assistant store director of the Meijer located in the Howland Commons Plaza section of the Eastwood Mall Complex. 

“Food is at the heart of what we do at Meijer, so our team is honored to help this generous community organization, and we hope to continue partnering for years to come,” Walker said.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County serves about 500 meals per day, five days a week at lunchtime, according to a news release.

“This generous gift from Meijer will make it possible for more than 3,300 nutritious meals to be served to our neighbors in need in Trumbull County,” said Laura Bennett, director of development and fundraising for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County. “These meals are more critical than ever for families while children are out of school for the summer and not receiving school lunches.”

The donation is part of the company’s Meijer Team Gives program, which allowed employees to make $1.5 million in surprise donations to nearly 300 nonprofits within their communities.

During this latest version of the program, each store and distribution facility was given $5,000 to donate to one nonprofit in their community. Team members at each location worked together to identify the local nonprofits meaningful to them and the communities they serve.

“Meijer Team Gives is one way we live our purpose and focus on being not just a retailer, but a member of the community that truly cares,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer president and CEO. “Our team members’ passion and support for these community organizations is so wonderful to see because it reflects who they are as people and who we are as a company.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.