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Fareway and U.S. Marine Corps Continue Holiday Tradition To Provide For Children In Need

By Staff | Dec 7, 2017

BOONE-Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps on their 20147 Toys for Tots campaign. The program provides toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. Stores are selling paper trains in $1 and $5 increments, as well as collecting new, unwrapped toys at all 120 Fareway Store locations from Friday, November 24 through Saturday, December 23.

“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps to continue the holiday tradition of Toys for Tots,” said Fareway Stores, Inc. CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “Our generous customers go above and beyond to donate both unwrapped toys and monetary proceeds in order to bring joy to underprivileged children.”

In 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps reported that campaign proceeds topped more than $162,000 and 6,735 toys were collected, making it one of the biggest campaigns in the country, according to Toys for Tots, Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“We are thankful to Fareway for their partnership in the Toys for Tots campaign,” said Sgt. Andy Hermann with the U. S. Marine Corps. “We truly wouldn’t be able to reach as many children in local areas without the help of Fareway and its generous customers.”

Fareway Stores, Inc. is a Midwest grocery company currently operating 120 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors and suppliers. Visit Fareway.com for more information.