Shared Stories

We are excited to share a few of the stories submitted by participating causes and hunger relief organizations!

Do you have a story about your experience with our Bags 4 My Cause program you would like to share?
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“We are so grateful for the opportunity to not only receive the financial donation from Schnucks and their shoppers, but also for the chance to build greater awareness in the St. Louis community about the needs of our friends and neighbors who are under-resourced and in need of healthy, nutritious food while dealing with life-changing illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or cancer. The kindness bestowed on us by Schnucks reminds us every day that there is so much goodness in the world. Thank you from the entire Food Outreach staff for your generosity and for caring about those who are less fortunate in our community.”
Food Outreach | St. Louis, MO

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“We cannot thank Schnucks enough for selecting us as the Bags 4 My Cause recipient for the month of September!  We were so honored and excited to be chosen by 3 different Schnucks locations! Our senior meal program is so important and support from our community leaders is crucial.  The Bags 4 My Cause was a great way to raise awareness as well as funds for our cause!”
Lemay: South County Senior Center Meals on Wheels | St. Louis, MO

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“Hope Pantry is very blessed in many was because of Schnucks . Being part of Bags 4 My Cause his been such a blessing as well: Thank you Schnucks.”
Juan Richey | Director | Hope Food Pantry | Columbia, MO

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“We are very grateful to be named a beneficiary of the Bags 4 My Cause program.  It was a great way to put the name of the Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library in the public eye.  Since this is our first exposure to the program, I can’t think of any way to improve it.  I was impressed by the organization and support we got from William McMaster. I have sent a letter of appreciation to Michael Cox, Store Manager at the Kirkwood Schnucks, and I would also like to express our gratitude to your program.  It demonstrates Schnucks’ involvement in the Kirkwood community, and we are truly thankful.”
Jane Bond | Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library | Kirkwood, MO

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“The “giving” bags are a fun, practical way to increase community awareness about local charities while raising money and being environmentally conscious at the same time. … The marketing tools were helpful for wording, reminders and tags for our Facebook posts.  Any time I had a question, Morgan Palmer and Will McMaster were quick to respond…excellent customer service as I’ve come to expect from anything associated with Schnucks. Our sincere thanks for this opportunity and your generosity!”
Chris | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter | St. Louis, MO

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“You all are so kind. Thank you for thinking out of the box like that. Take care and God bless.”
Kathy Thompson | HOPE Pantry | Wentzville, MO

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“On behalf of The Salvation Army, we wish to say “thank you” for Schnucks “Bags 4 my Cause” support during July.  We always appreciate the help of our friends in the community.”
Jack L. Holloway | Major | The Salvation Army | Columbia, MO

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“TEAM Food Pantry appreciates all efforts by Schnucks and patrons in supporting us and those in need we feed in our local communities of Florissant and Hazelwood.  This donation will help buy foods to feed families this summer.  Thank you so much for this wonderful program!”
Nancy Wolff, Director |  TEAM Food Pantry | Florissant, MO

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“Thank you so much!!! … We are so grateful that the Oakville Schnucks will be selling the bags on behalf of Feed My People in July!”
Wendi Neckameyer, PhD | Development Specialist | Feed My People | St Louis, MO

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“On behalf of the Harvester Christian Church Food Pantry we would like to THANK YOU for allowing us to be the recipients of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause  Program the month of May! It was a great way for Schnucks to help the community.  Thank you for allowing us to participate in your program!”
Sherry Bollinger | Ministry Assistant, CARE Ministry | Harvester Christian Church | St. Charles | MO

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“Thank you we so appreciate this.”
Juan | Hope Christian Church Food Pantry | Columbia, MO

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“Thank you so much.”
Ruby | Jackson Park Senior Apartments | St. Louis, MO

 

“On behalf of the McLean County Museum of History, thank you for featuring us as the August beneficiary of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program! The money raised will go to support our educational programs which serve thousands of local school children each year. I hope you continue to offer this great program to the community.”
Lauren Lacy | McLean County Historical Society | Bloomington, IL

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“First, I would like to thank Schnucks for picking the Wesley Food Pantry! We really do appreciate the support and the fact that Schnucks is willing to be an active partner in the fight against food insecurity. We did use the marketing tools. We posted on Facebook and advertised it in our newsletter. This was definitely useful to have, made the experience easy. I did appreciate the email communication. We will use the donation towards purchasing more food for the pantry.  We will be thanking Schnucks on Facebook and our newsletter for the ongoing support.”
Katie Thomas | Director | Wesley Food Pantry | Urbana, IL

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“Thank you so very much for contributing to The Round Table and helping the children of Peoria Public Schools!”
Terri Berg | The Round Table at Peoria Public Schools | Peoria, IL

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“I would like to give a BIG thanks to the Schnucks-Bag 4 My cause program for the donation. It is greatly appreciated and will be used to help fill up our van.”
Augusta Dean | Program Director | M.A.N.N.A. Food Pantry | Fairview Heights, IL

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“Thank you for making a tangible way for the public to participate in the fight against hunger. We appreciate Schnuck’s partnering with the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry. This is a great partnership that can lead to many people being helped.”
Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry | Capron, IL

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“I think the Bags 4 My Cause campaign is wonderful!  In addition to bringing the Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto into the spot light, it shows the community that Schnucks really does care!!  Thank you again for everything you do in our community.”
Lois Dipazo | Office Manager | Boys & Girls Club | Bethalto, IL

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“Thanks for including us as a monthly Not-for-Profit in Bags for my Cause … I liked the regular communication.”
Lauren Smith | One to One Mentoring | Champaign, IL

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“Thank-you for including us in this promotion. Every donation counts and we are pleased to be this month’s recipient. Sincere thanks to you.”
Patty Cosgrove | Board member – Development and Events Committees Development Specialist | The Women’s Center | Carbondale, IL

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“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the Salvation Army, as well as on a personal level. The effort that went in to creating and implementing this program has not gone unnoticed. We are so blessed to have been able to partner with Schnucks and are so grateful for the gift. Please know that Schnucks and the teams behind the Bags 4 My Cause program have made a difference. The money raised will help in fulfilling our mission – to meet the physical and spiritual need of those that come through our doors. 
We found the toolkit very helpful in our efforts to increase awareness of the program, as well as the email notifications with the updated amounts. Thank you again for all the work that went into this and for choosing us as a recipient.”
Michelle Winters | Pantry Coordinator | Rockford Salvation Army Food Pantry | Rockford, IL

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“We, at the Community Interfaith Food Pantry, truly appreciate Schnucks’ involvement in our community and in our efforts to help feed the needy in our Belleville and Swansea areas … The additional monies we will receive from this campaign will allow us to buy necessities for the over 500 families we serve each month. Thank you for your help as we strive to help the families and homeless in our communities. Schnucks is a great partner with us!”
The Volunteers | Community Interfaith Food Pantry | Belleville | IL

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“Thank You for choosing us to be part of the “Bags for My Cause”. Our Agency sincerely appreciates being part of your mission to help raise money and support our Food Pantry…Your e-mail updates were very appreciated and exciting to see the bag sales earned. The money donation will be spent on food pantry supplies. Again, Thank You for your Support and Donation”
Jayne | Randolph/Monroe County Outreach Coordinator | Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council | Sparta, IL

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“Thank you so much for the Bags 4 My Cause! We appreciate you choosing Big Brothers Big Sisters and are happy to receive any money we can get! We will use the $59 to go towards food needed for our program events for the kids. Thanks again! =)”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Food Box Program | Bloomington, IL