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Published: Monday, 8/27/2012

Meijer expands commitment to fighting hunger in Midwest with matching donations


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. is expanding its commitment to fighting hunger in the Midwest.

The Grand Rapids-based retailer announced Monday it will double match customers' $10 Simply Give donations made Sept. 2-8 in support of Hunger Action Month.

The plan is part of a $1 million donation to the retailer's 2012 Simply Give program, which aims to replenish the shelves of nearly 200 food pantries in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

The Simply Give program encourages customers to purchase $10 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Cards, which are then converted into Meijer gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store. With the double match, each $10 donation will result in a $30 donation to fight hunger.

The fall 2012 campaign runs through Oct. 6.

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