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Hy-Vee Launches Campaign to Help Replenish Local Food Banks Across Eight States

February 1, 2019 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 1, 2019) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. launched a campaign called “Feed the Need” to help replenish local food banks across its eight-state region. The supermarket chain recently become aware of a major crisis that food banks are facing – with many being extremely low on food due to an influx of additional people over the past several weeks needing assistance. In addition, food banks historically have lower donations in February than any other time of year.

Starting Feb. 1, Hy-Vee will hold a “Feed the Need” campaign at all of its Hy-Vee stores to help replenish local food banks. Customers can participate by simply “rounding up” their purchases to the next dollar — or a desired dollar amount — at the checkout. Hy-Vee will then match customer donations, up to $100,000, to help restock food banks.

“News of food banks being low on supplies clearly demonstrates that many people are at risk of hunger every day in our very own communities,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president. “Being one of the largest grocers in the Midwest, we are ready to help, and one of the best ways we can do that is by bringing awareness to the issue and rapidly responding alongside our customers to help people in need.”

The money raised at Hy-Vee stores will assist local food banks in their area.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit