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"Simply Give" program at Meijer helps local food banks

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Many organizations and businesses around Michiana wore orange on Thursday for "Go Orange For Hunger Day." The Food Bank of Northern Indiana encouraged people to wear the color to raise awareness about hunger insecurity in our community and across the country.

But, there's another simple way you can help combat hunger in Michiana.

It's as easy as being on the look-out next time you go grocery shopping.

For the 5th year in a row, Meijer is teaming up with local food banks to raise money. The program is called "Simply Give." You may have noticed the $10 cards in your neighborhood Meijer. You just pick one up and they scan it with the rest of your groceries. The store then matches the donation.

And because September is Hunger Action Month, through Saturday Meijer will do a double match... meaning your ten bucks will turn into $30 to help feed the hungry.

Rick Zeef, Store Director for the Meijer in Mishawaka says, "You can't beat that, and believe me the food pantries need products and money year round, so this is as good a time as any to donate. Simply Give is a great program."

Each Meijer has selected a different food pantry to help.

Later in the fall the company will be making an additional One-million dollar donation to spread out to all the pantries that are participating.

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