Meijer Family Gives Extra $2 Million to Simply Give Food Pantry Partners

Each food pantry partner that participated in the Meijer Simply Give program in 2018 received an extra $5,000 from the Meijer family.

Citing “a strong year” in 2018, the Meijer family contributed an extra $2 million to its food pantry partners who participated in any of its three Simply Give campaigns.

The one-time extra donation brought the overall Simply Give donation to nearly $48 million since its inception in 2008. The $2 million donation was divided equally among the more than 400 food pantries that participated in its 2018 program, resulting in an additional $5,000 per food pantry.

The recent campaign – held during the holiday season – raised more than $2.8 million, which equals more than 1.6 million cartons of eggs.