Sheetz, Wawa partner to fight hunger during COVID-19 pandemic

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Wawa gas station chain in Middletown, DE, on July 26, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

(WETM) – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people, and the same goes for the rival convenience store chains Wawa and Sheetz.

In a video released on social media the two convenience store chain giants announced a partnership to fight hunger during the pandemic.

The companies donated a combined 1,000 lunches as well as a combined $4,000 to both Helping Harvest Food Bank in Reading, PA and Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

Lunches included a turkey sandwich, cookie, fruit cup, string cheese and bottle of water.

“The coronavirus pandemic has created a dramatic increase in food insecurity across the communities we serve,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO of Sheetz. “With a combined mission of feeding people, our hope is to support those impacted by this pandemic, to provide relief to ensure that food is not added to the list of worries as we fight this pandemic.”

“Now, more than ever, we must join together to help our neighbors and the communities we serve who are struggling amid the spread of the coronavirus,” said Chris Gheysens, President and CEO of Wawa. “We are also deeply grateful to our food bank partners who are working tirelessly to provide nourishment to individuals and families in need during these difficult times.”

Organizations in need of assistance can contact Wawa or Sheetz for more information.

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