PS Food Mart Fights Hunger in Michigan and Ohio

PS Food Mart Fights Hunger in Michigan and Ohio

70,000 Pop-Tarts® Donated to Local Food Pantries and Charities
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Fueling Good

CONTENT: Press Release

Homer, Mich., Nov. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – PS Food Mart locations across south-central Michigan and Toledo, Ohio encouraged employees, customers and neighbors to support families in need through the recent Pop-Tarts® fundraising campaign. During the month of October, 31 locations donated 70,000 Pop-Tarts to local food pantries chosen by the store manager of each participating location.

"We are thrilled that our customers were so eager to help us fight hunger in our community,” said Ed Heath, vice president operations for PS Food Mart. “With the holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to do our part to start the season of giving and the generosity of PS Food Mart employees and customers helped make this campaign a success.”

This year’s event was such a success due to the PS Food Mart team’s planning efforts. The executive team worked together to take on various responsibilities throughout the campaign resulting in one of the best executed and most effective fundraisers PS Food Mart has ever done.

PS Food Mart employees encouraged customers to purchase Pop-Tarts for $1 and donate them to a local charity. Six Jackson, Mich. locations led the charge with their donation of 13,622 Pop-Tarts.  A large portion of this went to the Jackson Community Food Pantry and the Jackson YMCA. In addition to the Jackson-area locations, other participating locations donated to food pantries across Michigan and Ohio, including Homer Caring and Sharing Food Pantry in Homer, Mich., Christ Apostolic Church Food Pantry in Albion, Mich., Doris Klaussen Center in Battle Creek, Mich., East Toledo Family Center and Toledo Northwest OH Food Bank, both in Toledo, Ohio.

PS Food Mart Charities is supported in its efforts by CITGO, which participates in a wide variety of local charity and community programs. For more information about PS Food Mart and Folk Oil programs that support the local community and to find the closest PS Food Mart Store near you, visit

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CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan own and operate nearly 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities, including Homer. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit