Hy-Vee prepares to feed people in need with Thanksgiving meals

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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All Hy-Vee stores will donate Thanksgiving meals to local families in need this holiday season, according to a press release. More than 260 Hy-Vee and Dollar Fresh stores are donating up to 100 meal kits each to a local nonprofit partner in their community who will distribute the meals to local families in need. Each kit will make a Thanksgiving meal for a small family of four.

The meal kits include a turkey, stuffing mix, corn, green beans, rolls and a pumpkin pie. Each nonprofit partner will make the determination on who receives the meals.

“The effects of COVID-19 continue to impact families across all of our communities, especially when it comes to food insecurity,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee Inc. “As a company, we wanted to give back to those in need this Thanksgiving so more people could enjoy a nice traditional meal with their family. As the holidays continue, we will be supporting our communities and local food banks to help ensure no one goes hungry this holiday season.”

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In addition to the donations made through retail store locations, Hy-Vee will also directly donate a total of more than 2,500 meal packages to six community partners. Those partners are the Iowa Department of Human Services in Des Moines, Iowa; Urban Dreams in both Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; Urban League of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska; and the Page Education Foundation/Hallie Q Brown Community Center in Minneapolis.