Red Kettle Campaign Kicks off at Festival Foods

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Festival Foods shoppers throughout the state gave a total of $556,000 to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in 2018, an increase of more than $40,000 over 2017.

Festival Foods will partner once again with the Salvation Army this holiday season to host the Red Kettle Campaign at its 33 stores across the state, including Marshfield.

Festival Foods offers shoppers two options for helping the Salvation Army’s campaign – cash donations at the Red Kettles or small additions to grocery totals at the checkout. One hundred percent of donations added at the checkout and at the Red Kettles are passed along to the Salvation Army.

Last year, Festival Foods shoppers added $65,300 at the checkout in increments of $1 or $5, along with giving $491,000 at the Red Kettles.

“We are hearing that our guests really appreciate the ability to support the Salvation Army at the checkout,” said Mark Skogen, Festival Foods president and CEO. “The checkout option is a win for our guests because it’s convenient and for the Salvation Army because it means they can serve more people in our communities.”

In addition to promoting Red Kettles in stores, Festival Foods encourages associates to take bell ringing shifts. On Friday, Dec. 13, associates will do just that at the 33 Festival Foods locations. The effort is one more way the grocer demonstrates its support of the campaign.

Community volunteers are also critical to the campaign’s success; to register in person, visit your local Festival Foods. Volunteers may also sign up at One- and two-hour shifts are available to accommodate busy schedules.

The Salvation Army encourages individuals, families, churches, civic groups and corporations to consider volunteering this year to help make the campaign a success.

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