Kwik Trip and Its Customers Raise More Than $81,000 to Accelerate the Mission of Partnership for a Healthier America
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2018) - Today, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), announced that Kwik Trip has raised more than $81,000 during its 2018 coin canister campaign to support PHA’s mission to leverage the power of the private sector to improve the food supply and increase physical activity.
Now in its fifth year, this campaign has raised more than $336,000 since 2014 to create healthier futures of our nation’s children and young adults. Throughout the month of June, all 570 Kwik Trip locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa urged guests to support PHA’s work with the placement of canisters at every checkout.
“Kwik Trip brings their family-owned, family-friendly values to everything they do, and it’s through partnerships like these that the next generation can grow up free from obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases,” said Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America. “From offering healthier options to its guests, to the annual canister campaign, Kwik Trip has made a commitment to communities across the country to support children’s health.”
Kwik Trip first partnered with PHA in 2014 and has made a number of advancements to make healthier choices more accessible for their guests, which included growing its EatSmart program and becoming the first convenience store to offer a PHA-approved snack bundle. In 2016, Kwik Trip expanded its PHA commitment to offer an increased variety of healthier options, including healthier packaged foods like nuts and whole grain granola bars throughout the store, and increasing healthier options in the checkout area.
“Kwik Trip is proud to help raise money and awareness in the communities we serve in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s mission and efforts to promote healthier eating options, fitness initiatives, and lifestyles for our youth,” said Dave Ring, Dave Ring, Kwik Trip’s Community Relations Manager.
To find out more about Kwik Trip’s commitment, click here.
About Kwik Trip Founded in 1965 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Kwik Trip, Inc. is one of the largest independently- held convenience store chains in the United States. Family-owned by the Zietlow family, Kwik Trip celebrated its 50th year of operation in 2015. Today, Kwik Trip owns and operates 570 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and employs over 19,000 co-workers. Kwik Trip has annually been named a “Top Workplace” in each of the three states in which it operates. One of the many employee benefits at Kwik Trip is the family’s commitment to share 40% of the company’s pre-tax profits with their co-workers. Kwik Trip continues to grow through its strong focus on food, value-priced commodities, clean facilities and outstanding customer service.
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with—but independent from— former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.ahealthieramerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
Toni Carey, Partnership for a Healthier America