HOMER, Mich., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Folk Oil Company and its 31 PS Food Mart locations in Toledo, Ohio and across south-central Michigan recently supported a sales campaign to combat hunger during the fifth annual PS Food Mart Kellogg's Pop-Tarts® fundraiser. As a direct result of dedicated employee efforts and generous customer contributions, 62,000 Pop-Tarts were donated to more than 40 local charities. The recipient organizations were chosen by the manager of each participating PS Food Mart location and include food pantries, churches and afterschool programs.
"We are constantly in awe of our customers' and employees' willingness to rally around our community," said Jim Linton, vice president of business development at Folk Oil Company. "As evidenced by the 62,000 Pop-Tarts donated this year, our communities are extremely generous in their efforts to help the less fortunate heading into the holiday season. We are grateful for this community instinct and are happy to assist the crucial work of local charities."
From Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, PS Food Mart customers were encouraged to purchase two individual Pop-Tarts for $1 or one box of Pop-Tarts for $3 to be donated. Donations will benefit more than 40 local organizations, including the Homer Caring and Sharing Food Pantry in Homer, Mich., First Wesleyan Church Pantry in Battle Creek, Mich., YMCA Trunk or Treat in Jackson, Mich., Toledo Seagate Food Bank in Toledo, Ohio and Swanton Area Schools Back Pack Buddies in Swanton, Ohio. For a full list of these worthwhile organizations, visit http://www.psfoodmart.com/Philanthropy.
"CITGO remains committed to helping PS Food Mart fight hunger in the local community," said Alan Flagg, assistant vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. "The dedication and generosity of employees and customers will certainly provide food for many people in need."
PS Food Mart Charities is supported in its efforts by CITGO, which participates in a wide variety of local charity and community programs. For more information about PS Food Mart and Folk Oil programs that support the local community and to find the closest PS Food Mart Store near you, visit www.PSFoodMart.com.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan, including PS Food Mart and Folk Oil, own nearly 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
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