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Schnucks Teams with Rockford Rescue Mission to Feed Those in Need

NEWS RELEASES   /  3/5/2020

Schnucks Teams with Rockford Rescue Mission to Feed Those in Need

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Schnucks Teams with Rockford Rescue Mission to Feed Those in Need

Thursdays are now “Schnucks Cares Night” at the Mission

ROCKFORD, Ill., March 5, 2020 – As part of the company’s commitment to fighting food insecurity and hunger, Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with Rockford Rescue Mission, which includes a pledge for Rockford-area Schnucks teammates to volunteer each Thursday evening at the Mission. To mark the beginning of what will now be known as “Schnucks Cares Nights,” Schnucks made a $5,000 food donation to Rockford Rescue Mission, which will help the nonprofit to provide more than 2,400 meals to those in need. In addition to having an opportunity to fellowship with Mission clients, Schnucks teammates who volunteer on Schnucks Cares Nights will also be serving warm and nourishing meals to those receiving support and services from the Mission.

“Our company is focused on nourishing people’s lives, so we are proud to partner with an organization like Rockford Rescue Mission, whose focus so closely aligns to what we believe in,” said Schnucks Rockford Division Manager Aaron Miller. “We are proud to deepen this partnership and to be able to continue to give back to Rockford since the community does so much to support our business.” 

Schnucks’ involvement with the Mission dates back to 1998. Over the past 22 years, Rockford-area Schnucks stores have donated food on a weekly basis to Rockford Rescue Mission. In addition to the Mission, several other food agency partners in the Rockford area also benefit from Schnucks food donations. There are six Schnucks stores in the Rockford area that provide jobs to more than 700 teammates.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Schnucks and its teammates,” said Rockford Rescue Mission CEO Sherry Pitney. “The support they provide ensures that we are able to continue with our mission to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.”

Rockford Rescue Mission provides counseling, medical treatment, life skills classes, vocational training, and emergency sheltering to those who are homeless, in recovery and/or in crisis. The Mission has served the Rockford community for 56 years.

About Rockford Rescue Mission

Rockford Rescue Mission is recognized as the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless, near-homeless, addicted, and working poor in the Rock River Valley.

About Schnucks

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery and pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 112 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and employs 13,500 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2019 rankings, Schnucks is the 155th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 16th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $16 million in food to pantries that help those in need.

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