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Organizations Fighting Hunger


5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines
IA 50266
Mr. Pat Hensley
Activities Statewide
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Hy-Vee ranks among the top 20 supermarket chains in the United States. Hy-Vee supports Iowan's well-being through their network of Registered Dietitians, their Seasons Online Magazine, and their Get Growing website.

Hy-Vee's philanthropy encompasses financial contributions to hundreds of causes, leadership roles in non-profit organizations and one-on-one volunteer contacts in the community. The company’s autonomous structure fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship that allows stores to custom-tailor their contributions to meet the needs of their communities. 

At the corporate level, Hy-Vee’s giving focuses on the support of organizations that provide for the general well-being of children in regard to their physical, emotional, educational and cultural needs. Hy-Vee partners with Variety, the Children's Charity on the Cash for Kids program, which brings together grocery wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and food brokers in a coupon redemption program to raise funds for children. Other events, activities and programs raise additional funds each year. Hy-Vee also supports the disaster relief work of the Red Cross through corporate donations and through partnerships between Hy-Vee stores and local Red Cross chapters. 

How to Help:

Organizations that are fighting hunger in Iowa are encouraged to contact the manager at their local Hy-Vee store to explore opportunities for collaboration through employee volunteerism or donations.

Individuals and groups can partner with Hy-Vee in supporting the Red Cross through the annual Hero's Game.

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