Special to the Minden Press-Herald
Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 37th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive begins today with the goal to help thousands of people in need within the close to 150 communities served by BGC stores.
Through Dec. 20, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution. Pre-assembled grab bags of food items will be available to purchase and donate to the drive, and monetary donations can be made using scan coupons at checkout. Funds collected will be used to purchase additional food items for the drive.
“Giving back to the communities that support our stores has always been central to who we are as a company,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Supporting hunger relief is one of our primary focus areas for charitable giving, and we are proud to host the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive to help individuals who are at risk. With the generous support of our customers and local service organizations, we hope to assist 16,000 households this holiday season.”
Brookshire Grocery Co. began sponsoring the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive in 1982 in partnership with the Rose City Kiwanis Club in Tyler, Texas. The food drive now assists approximately 16,000 households each year, providing about a half-million pounds of food to people in need throughout the company’s market areas.