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 Triad as they help in the fight to end hunger insecurity and support fresh, affordable options through their generous donations.”
The 22 North Carolina stores together exceeded market expectations for food drive results, raising over $53,500 for charities in the North Carolina communities. The Fresh Market’s Greensboro store at 1560 Highwoods Boulevard was solely responsible for $5,593 of the funds raised, translating to four pallets of staple food supplies, which will be delivered to Final Call Outreach Ministries on October 20.
“The success seen in the Piedmont Triad is a tribute to the generosity of our guests in this community,” said Kristen Riley, regional manager of operations at The Fresh Market. “Our hope is that these donations can help enhance the daily lives of our Triad 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 guests, their 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.