GPM Investments, LLC, which operates the Shore Stop convenience store chain, announced yesterday that it is donating $10,000 to the Food Bank through BP’s Fueling Communities grant program. The donations will be used to support our Backpack program, providing at-need children with free meals they can take home when they don’t have access to regular, reliable meals at school.
Through the program, children receive a backpack filled with nutritious, child-friendly, nonperishable meals on weekends and school breaks. Last year, we provided more than 2,000 children with weekend and holiday food. To date this school year, we have already provided more than 2,600 children with meals, and we expect the number to increase.
According to Rick Klyczek, Vice President of Marketing at Shore Stop, “We are grateful for the opportunity to support such great charitable organizations that help at-need children in our community.” He added, “Connecting with our local communities is a core strategy of our brand and we look forward to continuing to find ways to support similar charitable organizations in the future.”
“We’re thankful for Shore Stop’s commitment to ensuring that Delaware’s children have access to healthy meals when school is not in session,” said our President and CEO, Patricia Beebe. “With this gift we will be able to provide 50 children with weekend and holiday food for an entire school year!”
The cost to sponsor a child with weekend food for an entire school year is $198. To learn more about the program, please contact Stacy Stevens, Children’s Nutrition Program Coordinator at (302) 444-8128 or email@example.com. To sponsor a child, please contact Larry Haas, Development Director at (302) 294-0185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.