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News Release

Kum & Go to give ten lucky winners a year’s worth of free fuel

The Great &Rewards Giveaway will also award 25,000 instant win prizes in March & April

March 2, 2017

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Kum & Go is known for delivering more to customers, and now &Rewards members have even more reason to swipe their card or scan their app with every visit. The Great &Rewards Giveaway launched yesterday and gives members the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free fuel just by using their card! Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random in early May. Kum & Go is also giving away 25,000 instant win prizes in the next two months – including bonus points, free food & drink, whole pizzas, candy, chips, fuel discounts & more.

To celebrate the Great &Rewards Giveaway, earlier today Kum & Go presented Food Bank of Iowa with a fuel donation that will fuel their trucks for a month and transport approximately 834,000 meals out of their distribution center.

“We wanted a way to combine our philanthropic focus with the excitement of the Giveaway,” said Carrie Clogg, Director of Philanthropy. “We found a perfect recipient in Food Bank of Iowa, as they deliver food to at least 40 different communities throughout Iowa each week.”

The Food Bank of Iowa serves about 180,000 food insecure people throughout the 55 Iowa counties. Kum & Go has a long history of philanthropic giving and donates 10 percent of its profits to non-profits.

“Our trucks are some of our most important weapons in the fight against hunger, and they need plenty of fuel to reach families in need across more than half of our state,” said Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa President & CEO. “Kum & Go’s generous gift will help send our trucks to dozens of different communities, providing nearly a million meals to our neighbors in need.”

Visit The Great &Rewards Giveaway to learn more about the campaign, or kumandgo.com/rewards to sign up for an &Rewards membership. &Rewards is free, incredibly easy to use and customers earn points just by purchasing items they buy every day – things like fuel, food, soft drinks, coffee and more count toward earning a reward.

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About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

 

About Food Bank of Iowa

The Food Bank of Iowa is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to its mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. The Food Bank of Iowa distributes donated food and grocery products through Iowa’s largest network of emergency food providers consisting of about 400 partner agencies in 55 counties. Their distribution center in Des Moines serves 42 of these counties, with the remaining 13 counties being served through their redistribution organization, The Food Bank of Southern Iowa. Besides traditional food banking, the Food Bank of Iowa operates four direct service programs: BackPack Program™, Mobile Pantry, School Pantry, and Summer Food Service Program. Additionally, the Food Bank of Iowa conducts two outreach and community engagement programs: Food For Thought and Hunger 101. In FY 2016, the Food Bank of Iowa distributed 9,281,828 meals to Iowans in need. To learn more, visit www.foodbankiowa.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foodbankiowa.