Churches United of the Quad City Area partners with Hy-Vee to donate 1,000 turkeys to local recipients Print
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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 15 November 2013 12:22

Effort part of a Hy-Vee initiative to donate 10,000 turkeys in 10 cities over 10 days

BETTENDORF, IA – Today, Churches United of the Quad City Area is excited to announce that it has received a donation of 1,000 frozen turkeys—an excellent source of high quality protein just in time for Thanksgiving. The donation was made possible by Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain operating in eight states, as part of a company-wide initiative to combat hunger.

“We are thrilled to have been able to partner with Hy-Vee to accept and deliver these turkeys to those in need in our local community,” said Anne Wachal, Acting Executive Director “The donation of these turkeys comes at a time that is traditionally high need for our pantries. This donation helps to ensure that we continue to meet our growing demand and provide hope to families and individuals.”

Hy-Vee is embarking on a 10 day, 10 city, 10,000 turkey effort in which the company will donate frozen turkeys to local food banks, missions and shelters to fight food insecurity, and ensure access to safe, quality and nutritious food. Turkeys will be delivered throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas and Missouri.

“As a grocery store and member of this community, Hy-Vee is committed to fighting food insecurity,” said Randy Edeker, CEO of Hy-Vee. “In order to accomplish this goal, we will continue to look for ways in which we can make a difference by assisting local hunger relief organizations to help families in need within our communities. We have the responsibility to take care of each other, and we recognize that through these efforts.”

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Churches United of the Quad City Area is 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has a hunger ministry that contains 25 local food pantries, three hot meal sites and serves over 120,000 meals annually to individuals and families in the Greater Quad City area. To learn more about Churches United please visit our website at www.cuqca.org. CUQCA is Rooted in Faith, Focused on People, Dedicated to Service

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 234 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. To learn more, visit the company’s website at www.hy-vee.com.