Oct 14, 2020 10:15 AM

NW Kan. 24/7 Travel Stores double donations to local food banks

Posted Oct 14, 2020 10:15 AM

For National Hunger Action Month, all ten 24/7 Travel Stores locations across Kansas, including Hays, collected monetary donations for local food banks at the register and matched donations for the first $30,000 donated throughout the month of September.

Through community donations and corporate matching dollars, 24/7 Travel Stores raised $57,996.25 for community food banks.

These funds raised during the event can be used however the food banks wish - whether for operating costs, perishable groceries or other needs.

“Our store teams, partner food banks, local communities and customers stepped up in a big way in a year with big needs. We set out to double the impact of our Food Bank Fill-Up program, and we did just that by raising $57,996.25 this year compared to $24,092.78 in 2019,” said Ted Augustine, manager of Growth and Development.

“We are proud to be a part of our industry’s September Hunger Action Month efforts, but what is unique about our program, and what I think our communities appreciate, is all dollars raised go directly to each store’s local food bank.”

*WaKeeney 24/7 Travel Store raised $7,323.08 for Trego County Food Pantry
*Colby 24/7 Travel Store raised $5,796.26 for Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County
*Hays 24/7 Travel Store raised $4,196.38 for St. Joseph Food Pantry in Hays
*Russell 24/7 Travel Store raised $4,109.02 for Russell County Food Pantry
*Goodland 24/7 Travel Store raised $2,714.08 for Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County

Participating food banks include:

Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County
Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County
Trego County Food Pantry
St. Joseph Food Pantry, Hays
Russell County Food Pantry

McPherson County Food Bank
Salina Emergency Aid/Food Bank
Abilene Area Food & Clothing Bank
Community Health Ministry

ABOUT 24/7 TRAVEL STORES: 24/7 Travel Stores has 10 locations to serve guests and travelers along the I-70 and I-135 corridors throughout Kansas. These stores are operated by local teams that live and shop in the surrounding area. 

- News release