don’t just share the photo. share the meal. #meijersimplygive
Between Oct. 28 and Nov. 28, 2019, for each food photo publicly posted, or each Meijer Simply Give post shared, with #meijersimplygive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Meijer will contribute $.10 to its Simply Give program, up to $1 million. The post must be public for the hashtags to count. The national average cost-per-meal is $.10, according to Feeding America. Additionally, $1 = 10 meals provided by food pantry partners is the national average from Feeding America. Since its inception in 2008, the Meijer Simply Give program has generated more than $50 million for food pantry partners across the Midwest.
snap. tag. share.
Just snap a photo of your food, add #meijersimplygive, and post it publicly on social media. This small gesture will help feed local families in need. For every food photo that is posted with #meijersimplygive, meijer will provide a meal to help feed a local family in need.
Not I, Not You, But We
The hallmark of the Meijer hunger relief efforts is its Simply Give program, which has helped neighborhood food pantries keep their shelves stocked since November 2008.
This signature program has generated more than $50 million thanks to the continued generosity and support of Meijer customers, team members and food pantry partners who are committed to helping feed hungry families.
How to Give
During each Simply Give campaign, customers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer Food-Only Gift Card and donated directly to the local food pantry selected by the store. Each Meijer store partners with a local food pantry to ensure the donations generated remain within local communities.
Instead of determining what food to donate to our food pantry partners, the Simply Give program allows them the flexibility to choose the grocery items best suited for the families they serve in their communities. And this includes baby food, formula, diapers and wipes.
The Simply Give program runs three times a year to help fulfill the needs of our food pantry partners when they need it most: Spring, Fall and Holiday. The partnering food pantries are rotated to ensure broader outreach in our communities.
The holiday Simply Give campaign kicks off Sunday, Nov. 10 and will run through Jan. 4, 2020. To see a list of food pantries participating in the holiday campaign, please click here.