Kwik Trip Raises $75,000 To Support the Work of Partnership for a Healthier America in Ensuring All Kids Grow Up at A Healthy Weight
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2017) — Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair Former First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier, announced that Kwik Trip raised $75,000 during their 2017 coin canister campaign in support of PHA’s mission.
Throughout the month of June, all 570 Kwik Trip locations throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa urged guests to support PHA’s work with the placement of canisters at every checkout lane. Now in its fourth year, this campaign has raised $255,000 since 2014 to help invest in healthier futures for our nation’s children.
“Kwik Trip brings their family-owned, family-friendly attitude to everything they do, which includes offering more, healthier options to guests, and through this campaign, providing communities a chance to support children’s health. All kids deserve the opportunity to grow up healthy, and through partnerships like these, we will succeed in our mission,” said Stacy Molander, PHA COO and Interim CEO.”
Since first teaming up with PHA in 2014, Kwik Trip has made a number of advancements to make healthier choices even more convenient and accessible for their guests through their EatSmart program, as well as becoming the first convenience store to offer a PHA-approved combo meal. Building upon these efforts as a part of its new commitment to PHA in 2016, Kwik Trip now offers an expanded stock of healthier options, including healthier packaged foods like nuts and whole grain granola bars throughout the store, and will increase healthier options in the checkout area.
“Kwik Trip is proud to help raise critical funds for and awareness of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s campaign to end childhood obesity. We thank our guests and co-workers for their generous donations and continue our efforts to offer a broad array of healthy food options at all of our 570 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa,” said Dave Ring, Kwik Trip’s Community Relations Manager.
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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 importantly, 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.