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Making Change® redistributes more than $76,000 for Feeding America 

November 15, 2017

ScreenShot2017-11-13at9.48.50AMPictured:  Francis Cameron (President/CEO, ROFDA), Dave McConnell (President/CEO, Making Change), Nancy Curby (SVP Corporate Partnerships & Operations, Feeding America), Peter Larkin (President/CEO, NGA)

 


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nov. 14, 2017 – 
Making Change®, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, collected more than $76,000 for Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, during the first-ever Independence Day of Giving campaign, hosted by the National Grocers Association (NGA), in partnership with Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA).

Throughout the month of June – with a focus on June 21 as Independents Day of Giving – the campaign encouraged customers at locally owned supermarkets to add a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their grocery bills. Donations were collected by Making Change® and then redistributed into the local communities of participating independent supermarket by Feeding America.

“It is such an honor to be a part of the first Independence Day of Giving campaign with NGA and ROFDA,” says Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change®. “We want to thank the independent supermarket industry for playing a vital role in helping close the hunger gap in the communities they serve.”

During NGA Foundation’s recent Fall Leadership Meeting in Chicago, the organization presented Feeding America with $76,959 – equivalent to 846,533 meals. The check was presented to Nancy Curby, senior vice president of corporate partnerships and operations at Feeding America.

About making change®
making change® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that partners with thousands of retailers nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers. Since 1985, the organization has successfully raised more than $105 million to fund non-profit organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.makingchange.org.

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