Sheetz joins partnership to help battle hunger

‘Made to Share’ program provides weekly food donations to food banks

From Mirror staff reports

Sheetz Inc. has forged a partnership with Feeding America to provide weekly food donations in every district Sheetz serves across Pennsylvania, as well as in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

Among the food banks to receive weekly food from Sheetz are Blair County affiliates of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

“With approximately 1.6 mil­­lion people, or 1 in 8, struggling with hunger in Pennsylvania, Sheetz is committed to being part of the solution to eradicate hung­er, particularly in many rural towns, donating over 2 million meals already to date,” a press release stated.

Sheetz, a family-owned and operated convenience store chain, is known for it’s “Made-to-Order” food. And its new philanthropic effort is called the “Made-to-Share” program.

“The Made-to-Share program is now providing hunger relief across every state in which Sheetz operates,” the release stated.

In honor of “Hunger Action Day” on Thursday, Sheetz announced the Made-to-Share rollout at the opening of a new Sheetz location in Reading.

In partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide domestic hunger-relief organization, Sheetz has established a companywide food donation program donating ready-to-eat food items such as sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as healthy snacking options such as fruit, vegetables and yogurt. In addition to weekly food donations, Sheetz will provide financial donations to Feeding America member food banks at every new store opening.

In addition to a $2,500 donation to the Greater Berks Food Bank, Sheetz also donated a truck full of food to the food bank to help more than 1.6 million people across Pennsylvania struggling with hunger.

“Hunger knows no boundaries. It touches people from all walks of life, in every community in the U.S. and in every community Sheetz serves,” read a statement attributed to Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “We are deeply committed to helping those facing hunger and are proud to have been able to donate over 2 million meals through our partnership with Feeding America already. I am also proud of the efforts of Sheetz employees, who have really dedicated themselves to helping fight hunger in our communities.”