Moms Mobile Mission and Meijers Fight Food Insecurity in Perrysburg, Ohio
Through Simply Give Hunger Relief Program
Campaign set to run through Oct. 2, 2021
Perrysburg, Ohio – Moms Mobile Mission is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed relief to local families facing food insecurity through the retailer’s customer-driven hunger relief program. Simply Give.
Our community continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food pantries are still seeing increased need in their communities as families face ongoing economic challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Each Meijer Simply Give campaign replenishes the shelves of more than 250 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to a local food pantry in the store’s community.
Moms Mobile Mission will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Rossford Meijer store July 4th, 2021 through October 2nd, 2021. In addition, Meijer will double match any cards purchased on Saturday, August 14th and Saturday August 28th, effectively tripling contributions made on those days. Meijer customers shopping online using Meijer pickup or home delivery can also purchase Simply Give donation cards as an add-on to their orders.
“The events of the last year have taught us all the importance of community members supporting each other.” said Tracey Roseman, CEO of Moms Mobile Mission. “We encourage community members to help us feed their neighbors facing food insecurity in Perrysburg this fall by purchasing a Meijer Simple Give food donation card during their next shopping trip.”
In light of increased need resulting from COVID-19, Meijer donated more than $7.6 million to Simply Give food pantry partners in 2020 and made an additional $1 million gift in March. Since the program began in November 2008, more than $65 million has been generated for food pantries in the Midwest to distribute to neighbors in need.
“Food pantries continue to struggle to keep up with the flood of request they receive daily, especially given the difficult circumstances many families face in the wake of the global pandemic.” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer. “The Simply Give program is a way for Meijer customers to partner with us and support the food banks and pantries that feed families in need in their own communities. We certainly couldn’t do it without the support and commitment of our generous customers and team members, who stand beside us in the effort.”
Moms Mobile Mission helps families in need by gathering and distributing food, personal care products, household items, and paper products. We serve households that are low income with or without children, the elderly and veterans in Perrysburg, Ohio and the
About Meijer Philanthropy: Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at enriching lives in the communities it serves. Meijer proudly donates more than 6% of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, Please visit www.meijercommunity.com Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/Meijer.
Monthly Food Distribution
Thursday July 15th, 2021
Time: 6 pm -7 pm
Open to Perrysburg and the surrounding area
Location: The Perrysburg Heights Community Center
located at 12282 Jefferson Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551