Join independent grocers across the country for a special time of giving to help feed America’s hungry. We know that the grocery industry works hard every day to support their communities but we are designating a specific day and month of the year to highlight this work, maximize our impact, and show our nationwide commitment to this cause.  

The NGA Research and Education Foundation is proud to partner with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic relief organization, with over 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries nationwide for the Independents Day of Giving campaign. Feeding America currently serves in 1 in 8 Americans with 4 billion meals distributed annually. Funds will be collected by Making Change, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Ninety percent of the net proceeds collected from this campaign will go to back to local communities (proportionate to the zip codes of the participating stores) and ten percent will go to Feeding America’s national programs to raise awareness of hunger issues.


Many food banks are flooded with donations during the winter holiday months but are in desperate need of support during the summer months, when kids may lack access to school meal programs. The campaign will kick off right after Memorial Day, with a focus on June 21, the first day of summer, as a highlighted “Day of Giving."


We encourage all NGA members to participate in this program and train their staff to promote this fundraising campaign at the register. We are currently working through Making Change (a 501(c)3 non-profit that facilitates fundraising campaigns for grocers) and our wholesaler companies to distribute materials to as many of our retailer grocery stores, as possible. All the materials needed to participate (register boards, videos, and posters) will be sent out to all the companies who are interested in taking part in this event, by the end of May.


Grocers will have the opportunity to promote this program starting on June 1 but the key giving date will be June 21.  During the month of July, there will be a special announcement and check ceremony for the “Independents Day of Giving,” where we will announce the amounts of funds raised and distribute them to Feeding America. We will showcase the commitment of our companies to help those in need and make an extraordinary social impact.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

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Supporting Sponsors:

Associated Foods stores