Casey’s Partners with Pepsi® to Support Military Veterans and Their Families
In-store donation campaign will raise funds for Hope For The Warriors and Children of Fallen Patriots
ANKENY, Iowa, November 03, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Today and through November 30, Casey’s is asking its guests to be here for good by greeting all service members, past and present, and their families by bringing their purchases together for the benefit of Hope For The Warriors (HOPE) and The Children of Fallen Patriots.
Casey’s partners with Children of Fallen Patriots to provide assistance, resources and scholarships to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since 2012, Casey’s has worked with Hope For The Warriors to help service members and their families regain a sense of themselves, family and hope through comprehensive support programs.
“Casey’s and his guests are proud to support our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Darren Rebelez, CEO of Casey’s and US Army Veteran. “Last year our guests joined us in saluting the men and women who have served this great country by raising over $ 1.4 million for these two amazing organizations. As a Veteran, I am touched every year by the generosity of our guests and I am proud of the good Casey’s and his guests have spread to our service members and their families. “
There are two additional ways for guests to donate to this year’s campaign:
Make it a Hero’s Deal: Buy Casey’s Share Pack Meal and when you add a 2-liter Pepsi® product, $ 1 will be donated to the campaign, up to $ 25,000 worth of PepsiCo.
Share using #HereForVets: $ 1 will be donated each time the #HereForVets hashtag is used on Twitter or Instagram during the month of November, up to $ 100,000 from Casey’s.
“Pepsi is honored to join Casey’s in supporting the military heroes who have served and protected our country,” said Neil Pryor, president of PepsiCo Beverages North America, Central Division. “Through our annual PepsiCo Rolling Remembrance Relay, we are proud to have raised over $ 1.2 million for the Children of Fallen Patriots organization over the past six years and will continue to support veterans across the Heartland. and beyond alongside dedicated partners like Casey’s. “
Casey’s, with the help of its generous guests, donated over $ 1.4 million to help veterans and their families last year. One affected service member was Burlington, Iowa native Nick Guernsey. From 1997 to 2009, Nick served in the United States Army and in the United States Army Reserve. Learn more about Nick and other affected veterans in Casey’s 16 States on our blog.
“Hope For The Warriors is a long-standing community partner in Casey’s efforts to support veterans,” said Robin Kelleher, President and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Our partnership has grown stronger each year and HOPE now actively serves 4,279 warriors in the communities of Casey. Casey’s was here for good last year when our world turned upside down and the pandemic challenged our military families. beyond their current situation. Because of Casey’s support, 501 new people in Casey’s neighborhoods have found HOPE through our life-transforming programs and services. “
David Kim, CEO and Founder of Children of Fallen Patriots, added, “Children of Fallen Patriots is honored to benefit from Casey’s Here For Veterans campaign. In 2020, Casey’s and his guests raised a total of $ 700,000 for Children of Fallen Patriots, which provided over 110 years of education for the children of our nation’s fallen heroes. We are very grateful for our partnership with Casey’s and look forward to being Here For Good by offering scholarships to these deserving students in 2022. “
As an added salute, Casey’s encourages all military personnel past and present to visit Casey’s on Veterans Day, November 11, to receive a complimentary cup of coffee.
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 (NASDAQ: CASY) company that operates more than 2,300 convenience stores. Founded over 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third largest convenience store retailer and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s offers freshly prepared food, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizzas, donuts, other assorted baked goods and a wide selection of drinks and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com or in the mobile app.
To learn more about the recipient non-profit organizations, please visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org and www.fallenpatriots.org.
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