LIMA — Chief Supermarket has held Good Neighbor Day each spring since 2009 and has donated a total of more than $209,000 to local food pantries over those six years.
This year’s event was held April 22. Chief donated a percentage of sales and proceeds from the Buck-A-Brat event held at each Chief location. Customer food and monetary donations and vendor support also contributed to the total. Altogether, $18,562 was donated to local food pantries.
Funds donated will allow local food pantries to purchase staple food items, including produce, meat and frozen foods, at greatly reduced prices from the West Ohio Food Bank, which serves more than 200 programs in 11 counties throughout West Central Ohio. This year’s donation will provide 352,678 meals, enough to feed 80 families of four for an entire year. Selected local food pantries that are not part of the West Ohio Food Bank group will also benefit directly from the donated funds.
Chief Super Market Inc. is a family-owned, regional supermarket chain, operating 11 stores in nine communities in northwest and west central Ohio.