That’s why, in 2004, we started our Food for Neighbors program in eight of our store locations. And why we’re so excited to partner with our friends at NBC26, and Y100 to sponsor the Food for Neighbors Drive at our Green Bay East location on June 29 benefiting the Brown County Food & Hunger Network.
Our Food for Neighbors program provides guests with an opportunity to support local food pantries by simply adding a donation to their grocery totals. One hundred percent of all donations stay in the communities where they were collected. Currently, the program supports approximately 40 Wisconsin food pantries and raised $144,020 in 2017 alone– pretty neat, right?
Here’s how you can get involved! A Festival Foods Sprinter Van will be in front of our Green Bay East store front 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29. You can bring your donations to the drop-off point and we’ll take it from there.
Don’t have items to donate at home? Add items to your grocery cart and drop them off on your way to your car – it’s as simple as that.
When donating food it’s important to think about the “Food Drive Five” –
Here is a list of the Brown County Food & Hunger Network’s top donation needs:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned tuna
- Canned chicken
- Canned chili
- Chili beans
- Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc.)
- Fat-Free Refried beans
- Canned fruit (unsweetened and non-syrup)
- Canned or boxed dinners (Chinese bi-packs, Taco kits, beef stew, etc.)
- Canned Pastas (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)
- Whole Wheat Dried Pasta
- Cereal (plain oatmeal, low sugar, whole grain selections)
- Pancake Mix
- Pancake Syrup
- Boxed potatoes
Don’t have time to grab items to donate? You can still help. You can purchase a $5 or $10 donation card in the pet and canned vegetables aisles or at the front end registers to support the event. Simply bring your cards to the register and it will be added to your total.
There will be personalities on site throughout the day, from our friends at NBC26, Y100 and the Brown Country Food & Hunger Network, so be sure to stop out and say hello! Donations from the Food for Neighbors Drive will benefit the Brown County Food & Hunger Network.