In an effort to help ease the burden for residents of its hometowns, the Pamida Foundation is making a donation of $500 to the Vermillion Community Food Pantry.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the Pamida Foundation has been able to provide assistance to ease the burden of increased demand at local food pantries during the holidays. With 207 stores in towns throughout the Midwest and Southwest, the total contribution from the foundation for food banks this year is more than $103,000.
"At Pamida, corporate citizenship is more than a responsibility, it is a privilege," says foundation coordinator Mary Lindley. "we are proud to be a valued partner in all of our communities, and we are pleased that we can help make a difference to the many worthwhile organizations that work so hard for our families throughout the year. The food pantry donation is just one more example of Pamida's commitment to giving back to the people that support us every day."
The Pamida Foundation was developed in 2000 to support the local efforts of Pamida stores through financial contributions to non-profit organizations in all of the company's towns. Throughout the past six years, the foundation has given more than $3.3 million to these charities.