Local grocer sponsors free entry on opening day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and donates $10,000 to the Clark County Food Bank
As part of Fred Meyer’s effort aimed at ending hunger in the communities it serves, the grocer made the decision to create a new partnership with the Clark County Fair. In lieu of a pancake breakfast, Fred Meyer will instead be presenting a check donation of $10,000 to the Clark County Food Bank on opening day August 4 at 9:30 a.m.
The grocer is also sponsoring the opening day admission at the Fair. Free admission coupons are required and will be available at select local Fred Meyer locations for opening day only – August 4. Coupons will be available from July 5 until August 3 while supplies last and are good for free entry from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“We thank Fred Meyer for creating a fun and popular opening day promotion, for all the volunteer hours, the thousands of pancakes, and being a true friend of the community and the Clark County Fair”, said John Morrison, Clark County Fair manager and CEO.
Fred Meyer and the Clark County Fair are also continuing their support to feed Clark County and will have donation barrels at each of the gates. Visitors at the fair can bring a non-perishable donation to the entry gates on opening day and place it in the marked barrels. All donations will benefit the Clark County Food Bank.
“Clark County Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Fred Meyer for its commitment to helping alleviate hunger and its root causes. As a corporate donor of food and financial resources to our organization, we served more than 126,000 unduplicated individuals last year with emergency food and services,” said Christina Stewart, Clark County Food Bank director of development. “With almost 25% of the population of Southwest Washington experiencing hunger, Clark County Food Bank relies on the generosity of our community to support our most vulnerable neighbors.”
“At Fred Meyer, we have a purpose to Feed the Human Spirit. We are doing this by working towards Zero Hunger and Zero Waste in our communities,” said Tiffany Sanders, Fred Meyer Corporate Affairs manager. “We are honored to support the Clark County Food Bank with our new and improved sponsorship of the Fair.”
The Clark County Fair runs August 4 to 13. Visit the website – www.ClarkCOFair.com – for updates, schedules and activities.
About Clark County Fair
The Clark County Fair is the largest single-location event in the Vancouver area and is a showcase for Clark County’s rich agricultural heritage, local businesses, and entertainment and is considered Summer’s Best Party. For more information on the Clark County Fair, occurring this August 4 to 13 visit ClarkCoFair.com
About Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 132 multi-department stores in four western states. More than 39,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 200,000 square feet and carry more than 250,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer contributes $5 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer also donates 6 million pounds of food to local food banks each year via the Food Rescue Program. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our Web site at www.fredmeyer.com.
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