Downers Grove, IL—Fresh Thyme Market is tackling hunger, supporting local food banks and donating meals. For Hunger Action Month, the grocery chain has donated more than $400,000. or the equivalent of 4 million meals, to Feeding America. 

"At Fresh Thyme, our partnership with Feeding America and supporting local food banks is not just a collaboration but a shared commitment to combat food insecurity in our local communities," said Fresh Thyme Market President Liz Zolcak. "We strive to enrich the lives of the communities we serve. It guides all we do, and we're proud to give back with our customers in a way that directly aligns with our mission and values."

Fresh Thyme and Feeding America have long been partners, championing for awareness and inspiring others to join the fight to end hunger. 

How Fresh Thyme supports Feeding America: 

Round Up at the Register

Year round, at all store locations, customers have the opportunity to donate when they check out.

Food Rescue Program

Surplus food and meals are donated to community food banks. Through these efforts, the grocer has donated an additional 900,000 meals in 2023 alone. 

Grab and Give Initiative

During the holiday season, customers can purchase pre-bagged groceries that will go directly to local food banks. 

Employees also participate in volunteer opportunities throughout Northern Illinois Food Bank and Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Additionally, the company encourages local food bank partners to participate in in-store events that celebrate customers’ donations and raises awareness of Feeding America in the community. 

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