Sep 15, 2021 9:57 AM

24/7 Travel Stores to match donations for local food pantries

Posted Sep 15, 2021 9:57 AM

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SALINA — During the month of September, National Hunger Action Month, all 10 24/7 Travel Stores locations across Kansas will collect monetary donations for local food banks at the register and match donations for the first $30,000 donated.

Participating food banks include Genesis Food Pantry of Sherman County, Genesis Food Pantry of Thomas County, Trego County Food Pantry, St. Joseph Food Pantry in Hays, Russell County Food Pantry, McPherson County Food Bank, Salina Emergency Aid & Food Bank, Abilene Area Food & Clothing Bank, and Community Health Ministry.

Ted Augustine, 24/7 Travel Stores manager of growth & development,  believes strongly in the power of community support. “September is Hunger Action Month, so we are calling our customers to action alongside us," Augustsine said. "If you have been thinking about donating, now is the time, as 24/7 Travel Stores will match it dollar-for-dollar for the first $30,000 donated.

"This will be the fourth annual Food Bank Fill-Up event, which has generated over $100,000 for Kansas Food Banks over the last three years. Please come out and see us and help us raise $60,000 to fight hunger,” said Augustine.

Each food bank can use the funds raised during this event in their own way – whether for operating costs, perishable groceries, or other needs.

Last year, 24/7 Travel Stores donated $57,996.25 to local food banks.

ABOUT 24/7 TRAVEL STORES

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