Downers Grove, IL—Fresh Thyme Market has donated over $800,000 to Feeding America, according to a press release.

The donation will be shared across the Fresh Thyme Market footprint, with donations made to local food banks throughout the Midwest, including the St. Louis Food Bank, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Second Harvest Heartland, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Forgotten Harvest, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and more.

In 2021, Fresh Thyme Market hosted a Round Up at the Register program across all store locations. Customers were also given the opportunity to participate in a Grab and Give initiative, purchasing pre-bagged groceries at checkout so those groceries could go directly to local food banks. The funds from the Round Up program and the pre-bagged groceries will be donated to the food banks.

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"As an organization, Fresh Thyme Market is dedicated to providing customers with real quality food within our local communities to promote access to proper nutrition," says Fresh Thyme Market President, Gerald Melville, in the press release. "With the culminated efforts of both the Fresh Thyme family and our customers, together we can aid in providing our local communities with resources dedicated to fight against hunger."