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Russell County Food Pantry Receives $4,467.42 from 24/7 Travel Store

24/7 Travel Store Food Pantry Donation
24/7 Travel Store Food Pantry Donation

For National Hunger Action Month, all 10 24/7 Travel Store locations across Kansas collected monetary donations for each store's community food bank at the register and matched donations for the first $30,000 donated.

Through customer donations and corporate matching dollars, 24/7 Travel Stores raised $42,652.28 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.

The Russell County Food Pantry received $4,467.42 raised by the Russell 24/7 Travel Store.

"This was our fourth annual event and in the last four years the program has generated nearly $150,000 for Kansas Food Banks," said Ted Augustine, Manager of Growth and Development. "We are proud to do our part for September Hunger Action Month efforts. 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. Additionally, as an interstate business, we are able to tap into out of state donations that our local food banks fundraising arms can't normally reach."

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

(Information and photo courtesy 24/7 Travel Stores.)