Community Outreach

Convenience store retailers giving back to their communities

Wawa CEO reflects on Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- The world’s attention recently was on Wawa’s hometown of Philadelphia as Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families came to the City of Brotherly Love in September. The World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families, held every three years in...

Jeff Lykins, Lykins Energy bicycles

Jeff Lykins

Initiatives by Aloha Petroleum, CITGO, Lykins, Rapid Refill, VERC, NACS

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – From free books and bicycles to monetary donations and scholarships, convenience-store chains and NACS are giving back to their communities in remarkable ways. Here are a few of the many recent examples: Aloha Petroleum. On behalf of its customers, Aloha Petroleum Ltd.,...

Stores will offer anyone in an abusive situation a safe place to call for help

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Ricker’s has expanded its Safe Haven program. As of October 21, all Hamilton County, Ind., Ricker’s Convenience Stores will offer anyone in an abusive situation a safe refuge and place to call for help. Alternatives Inc., a nonprofit specializing in the prevention of domestic...

Initiatives by Circle K, Couche-Tard, Kum & Go, Speedway, Stripes, Thorntons
Adds to number of locations offering medical, fitness services
Distinguished convenience-industry mentor Chester Cadieux of QuikTrip to be inaugural honoree
C-store retailer establishes relief fund for employees affected by Joaquin
Military service organization direct beneficiary of funds raised via Outlook Leadership 2015
Stewart’s, Smoker Friendly, Parker’s, VERC, Jackson Food Stores lend a hand
Donate truckload of protein to Three Square to help eliminate hunger in Nevada