Dollar General has also previously worked with Feeding America, providing donations of perishables foods. The two started testing food donations in summer 2020 in several Indianapolis and Atlanta-area stores. At full capacity, Dollar General will provide up to 20 million meals a year. Dollar General, with the help of a nutritionist, has also created DG Better For You, which provides healthy recipes for each meal of the day sourced from wishlist items at Dollar General stores. Another healthier option is Dollar General’s Good & Smart private brand label.
“Each year, billions of pounds of food go to waste, while millions of Americans face hunger. Feeding America is grateful to Dollar General for ensuring that good, wholesome unsold food gets to people who need it most. We are also grateful for their generous donation of $1 million, which will help provide meals to children and families in rural communities,” said Claire Babineauz-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.
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