Kwik Trip Raises $150,000 to Support the Work of Partnership for a Healthier America, Helping to Transform the Food Landscape in Pursuit of Health Equity
Now in its eighth year, the Partnership for a Healthier America/Kwik Trip fundraising campaign has generated more than $700,000 in support of PHA’s efforts.
August 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) – the premier national nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity – today announced that Kwik Trip has raised $150,000 during its 2021 coin canister campaign to support PHA’s national food equity initiatives. Kwik Trip, a family-owned company based in La Crosse, WI with more than 775 stores in the Mid-West, has partnered with PHA for years on a variety of efforts, including its annual coin canister campaign and other significant public health efforts.
“Kwik Trip’s passion for health and support of PHA has made an enormous impact on our ability to transform the marketplace of food,” said Nancy E. Roman, President & CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America. “They’ve made a difference with their own healthy offerings, and through their generous customers who want everyone to be able to have access to the same good food they do.”
Now in its eighth year, this campaign has raised more than $700,000 to create healthier futures for all Americans. Throughout the month of June, all 775 Kwik Trip locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois urged guests to support PHA’s work with the placement of canisters at every checkout.
“Kwik Trip is honored to collaborate with PHA to transform the marketplace in pursuit of health equity,” said Dave Ring, Community Relations Manager, Kwik Trip. “Thank you to the generosity of our guests and co-workers who have supported our continued mission of making a positive difference in the communities we serve.”
In 2014, Kwik Trip was the first convenience store chain to partner with PHA and has since made a number of advancements to make healthier choices more accessible for their guests, including growing its EatSmart program and becoming the first convenience store to offer a PHA-approved snack bundle. To find out more about Kwik Trip’s commitment, click here.
ABOUT PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), founded in partnership with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign in 2010, is the premier national nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA seeks partnerships that have the greatest potential to reduce health disparities. We do this using evidence-based approaches that drive systemic access to better food. In a decade of work, we have partnered with more than 300 corporations, convenience store chains, and distributors, hospitals, early childhood education centers, and SNAP-Ed implementing agencies, among others, in pursuit of our vision that all children grow up healthy and free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Information about PHA’s Veggies Early & Often campaign please visit www.ahealthieramerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
ABOUT KWIK TRIP
Kwik Trip is a family-owned convenience store chain founded in 1965. Kwik Trip owns and operates over 775 stores and employs over 30,000 co-workers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The stores receive daily deliveries of fresh baked goods, dairy products, soups, salads, fruit, produce, sandwiches, take home meals, and sells grocery products, general merchandise, gasoline, and related petroleum products. The company operates its own bakery, dairy, water bottling line, kitchens, food safety lab, distribution center, ice plant, LP plant, blow mold facility, transportation company, and health clinic. Kwik Trip makes, ships, and sells 80 percent of its own branded products and serves 9.5 million guests per week.
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