Atlanta-area stores lead donations for The Fresh Market’s 1-3-5 Food Drive

Atlanta-area stores lead donations for The Fresh Market’s 1-3-5 Food Drive

Over $436,000 total raised nationally; Alpharetta location exceeds fundraising goals

Friday, October 6, 2017 — The Fresh Market continues to show its dedication to ending hunger insecurity with the results of its 1-3-5 Food Drive, raising more than $436,000 across its 176 stores. The drive focused on stocking pantries for those in need by engaging guests to purchase branded food items through cash donations of $1, $3 and $5 throughout the month of July. The specialty grocer will donate 337 pallets of staple food supplies, such as The Fresh Market’s pancake mixes, oatmeal, pastas, tomato sauces, chicken stock, canned beans, tuna and more, delivered directly to each store’s food bank partner during the month of October.

“The Fresh Market is committed to giving back to our local communities,” said Larry Appel, CEO and president of The Fresh Market. “According to the USDA, more than 41 million people in the United States lived in food insecure households in 2016. We commend the dedication of our guests and team members in the Atlanta market as they help in the fight to end hunger insecurity and support fresh, affordable options through their generous donations.”

The 11 Atlanta-area stores together exceeded market expectations for food drive results, raising over $31,000 for local communities. Raising the second-most funds of any store nationwide, The Fresh Market’s Alpharetta store was solely responsible for $12,490 of the funds raised, translating to eight pallets of staple food supplies, which will be delivered to Each One Reach One Deliverance on October 18.

“The success seen in Atlanta is a tribute to the generosity of our guests in this community,” said Steve Boyce, regional manager of operations at The Fresh Market. “Our hope is that these donations can help enhance the daily lives of our Atlanta-area neighbors and continue to give back to those less fortunate.”

The 1-3-5 Food Drive is an extension of the specialty grocer’s commitment to community involvement. Through ongoing donations by The Fresh Market and our guests, our stores donated more than $48.2 million worth of food in 2016. Additionally, the company has helped provide over 10 million meals to hungry children across the country as a result of their ongoing partnership with No Kid Hungry. For more information on The Fresh Market’s charitable partnerships, please visit https://www.thefreshmarket.com/about-us/community-involvement.

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