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Meijer suspends service at meat counters, giving $2.2M to pantries

Meijer Store
Posted at 2:34 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 15:49:01-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. has announced this weekend that it is suspending service at “certain service areas” and that it is donating $2.2 million to food pantries to help feed hungry families during the coronavirus outbreak.

Meijer posted the following entry on its Facebook page:

“Meijer has no plans to close any of our stores. However, to best serve our customers, we are suspending service at certain service areas such as meat counters and deli salads so that our team members can prepare and package those items for sale in our self-refrigerated cases. Our store teams are working hard to make sure our customers have the products they need.”

The company also posted the following Facebook entry this weekend:

“At Meijer, our purpose is to enrich lives in the communities we serve. We know that many people depend on food pantries throughout the year to provide for their families. With help from our generous customers, our Simply Give program has helped feed thousands across the Midwest. With recent school closures and knowing that many children rely on school-provided breakfast and lunch, we expect the numbers in need will climb and want to do our part to help. We will be donating an additional $2.2 million to over 400 Simply Give food pantry partners to help them continue their mission of feeding hungry families during this difficult time. We are grateful to them and to our customers for helping care for our communities.”