For Hub City Times
GREEN BAY — Festival Foods recently announced it will partner with the Salvation Army to host the Red Kettle campaign at its 28 stores across the state beginning this month. Festival Foods Red Kettles brought in a total of $479,000 in 2016, an increase of more than $35,000 from 2015.
Money raised during the campaign stays local in each community and is used by the Salvation Army to provide assistance throughout the year to those who face poverty, sickness, unemployment, and rising expenses.
Festival Foods will also offer customers the option of adding a $1 or $5 donation to their grocery totals during checkout. One hundred percent of donations are passed on to the Salvation Army.
“We know that many of our guests want to support the effort but don’t always have cash on them, so we hope that offering to add on to their grocery totals is a convenient option that will increase the funds raised for those in need in our local communities,” said Festival Foods President and CEO Mark Skogen.