Brookshire Grocery Co. is supporting food banks in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas with a donation of $1 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company says that they will also be matching customer donations up to $500,000 with a goal to help thousands of people at risk.
Over the next two years, Brookshire says the $1 million donation will be distributed across BGC’s market area including the East Texas Food Bank, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, FoodNet Food Bank (Louisiana), Northeast Louisiana Foodbank, and Harvest Regional Food Bank (Texarkana).
Donations can be made at all Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire's stores. Customers will have the option of making monetary donations at checkout with the use of available $1, $3, and $5 scan coupons.
Brookshire's says customer contributions and BGC’s match will be donated to a local food bank in each community. These donation will be in addition to the $1 million the company is donating to the selected food banks.
“Our company is committed to supporting our communities and helping give hope to those at risk,” Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. said in a press release “We know people are in need right now and that the food banks are seeing increased demand for resources in all of the communities we serve. We care about our neighbors and are committed to doing what we can to lessen the impact of COVID-19.”
According to Brookshire, the $1 million donation and the additional $500,000 match program will bring more than 16 million meals for families in East Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.