CITGO, PS Food Mart And Folk Oil Company Fight Hunger In Michigan And Ohio
Local CITGO Marketer Hosts Fifth Annual Pop-Tarts® Fundraiser to Benefit Local Food Pantries and Charities
Oct 22, 2014
HOMER, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Folk Oil Company and 31 PS Food Mart locations in Toledo, Ohio and across south-central Michigan have teamed up for the fifth annual PS Food Mart Kellogg's Pop-Tarts® fundraiser to support local food pantries, after school lunch programs and churches. Between now and Nov. 2, customers can visit their local participating PS Food Mart station to purchase and donate Pop-Tarts to a local charity chosen by the store manager.
"We had a record-breaking fundraiser last year. We hope to have an even bigger year this year as we help fight hunger in our community," said Ed Heath, vice president of operations at PS Food Mart. "As we approach the colder months, it is important to make sure our local food banks have enough nutritious food for the less fortunate who depend on these resources. Our customers are truly outstanding in their willingness to give. We are grateful that they continue to support this campaign each year."
During the month-long event, PS Food Mart customers are encouraged to purchase two Pop-Tarts for $1 or one box of Pop-Tarts for $3 and donate them to a local charity chosen by the store manager of each participating location. Last year, the company sold more than 127,000 Pop-Tarts through the annual fundraising campaign.
"CITGO has supported this effort for several years, and we are always happy to help our local Marketers make a difference in their communities," said Alan Flagg, assistant vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. "PS Food Mart has worked with a number of local food pantries through PS Food Mart Charities, and we are committed to helping them raise money to provide wholesome meals to those in need."
PS Food Mart Charities is supported in its efforts by CITGO, which participates in a wide variety of local charity and community programs. For more information about PS Food Mart and Folk Oil programs that support the local community and to find the closest PS Food Mart Store near you, visit www.PSFoodMart.com.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan, including PS Food Mart and Folk Oil, own nearly 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
Pop-Tarts is a registered trademark of Kellogg North America Company.
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