In keeping with our commitment to support the communities we serve, Meijer has donated 60 trucks and 20 trailers since 2010 to food banks and community partners across the Midwest.
The trucks and trailers were previously part of our fleet and replaced with ones that offer the latest technology in emissions controls. All of the donated vehicles were reconditioned and prepped for their next use, including new tires, maintenance inspections and new graphics specific to each donation recipient.
In 2016, Meijer donated nine tractors and four trailers to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Eastern Michigan Food Bank, Kent Intermediate School, Baker College and Heartlands Institute of Technology.
Previously, Meijer committed to filling two semi-trucks and trailers full of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Meijer filled the donated trucks with 5 pounds of food for every use of the hashtag #MeijerGivesWI on a social media campaign that generated 32,510 pounds of food to stock the food bank during the critical post-holiday time.
Instead of just donating the amount of food earned from the campaign, Meijer donated an additional 100,000 pounds of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.