Circle K pledges 25 million meal donation to Feeding America

Circle K, the global convenience store chain with locations in Columbus, has pledged to donate 25 million meals to Feeding America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Friday, for every fuel transaction made at a Circle K, one meal will be donated to a local member food bank of the Feeding America network.

“During these unprecedented times, Circle K is committed to being part of the solution in the communities where we work and live. We know many of the families we serve have been impacted and challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Circle K.

Circle K’s customers, including essential workers that are on the frontlines supporting their communities, are relying on the convenience store chain for emergency items, food, coffee and fuel. Earlier in March, the company began offering free coffee, tea and Polar Pop to healthcare workers and first responders, as well as its own store employees.

Other support measures from the brand featured an emergency appreciation pay increase of $2.50 per hour to Circle K hourly store employees, the addition of operational safety measures including clear barriers at the register, increased access to sanitizing solutions, as well as the implementation of an Emergency Sick Care plan to support and protect hourly employees in the event of a COVID-19 diagnosis or mandatory quarantine.

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