Hunger Relief

Before Meijer became the regional superstore you see today, we were a small grocery store. Even as we’ve grown, feeding people has always stayed at the heart of what we do.

With that in mind, hunger relief is one of our longest-standing philanthropic commitments. We were one of the few local retailers to accept government assistance when it was first introduced during the Great Depression and we have kept our prices low to ensure our customers can afford to feed their families.

Our commitment to relieving hunger extends beyond the walls of each Meijer store, and connects directly to those in need. In 2008, Meijer began the important work of establishing relationships with local food banks and food pantries across the Midwest to learn more about the needs of the communities we serve.

As a result, Meijer developed what has since become its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, that stocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest, as well as a food rescue program that donates quality food directly to area food banks that would otherwise go to waste.

Meijer has also donated more than 100 reconditioned tractors and trailers from its fleet to nonprofit and food giving organizations since 2010, in addition to food.

recent hunger relief news
A brightly lit food pantry with well-organized and fully-stocked shelves with a sign that says “welcome to the food pantry” in colored chalk
Mar 25, 2021

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel and we’re pleased to be doing our part to vaccinate our communities against the spread of COVID-19, we recognize the toll this pandemic continues...

Mar 19, 2021

Over the last month we’ve been hard at work in our communities distributing 50,000 turkeys to food pantries across our footprint. "The events of this year have taught us all the importance of...

more hunger relief news

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