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Rutter’s Tackles Food Insecurity for COVID-19 Relief

Has donated more than $50,000 in food and beverages to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in past 2 months
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YORK, Pa. — Rutter’s has donated more than $50,000 worth of food and beverages to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since the beginning of March as a measure of COVID-19 relief, the convenience-store retailer said.

Donated items include packaged family-size meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Click here to read CSP’s compilation of c-store chains that are donating food amid the pandemic.

“Our company was founded in the food industry, so we understand the importance of providing our communities with access to nutritious meals,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s. “We hope our continued donations are able to provide peace of mind for local families during these trying times.”

Rutter’s and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank have collaborated since before the pandemic. In 2019, Rutter’s donated more than $400,000 in food and drinks to the food bank.

Rutter’s plans to continue their long-term support with the organization, it said.

“Rutter’s has been a longtime partner of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and we are grateful for their donations of food from their retail locations,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “With so many families facing an uncertain financial future, we need to make sure that everyone still has enough nutritious food to stay healthy.  Life-sustaining food donations from our retail partners like Rutter’s help us ensure that no family is hungry through this crisis and beyond.”

Based in Harrisburg, Pa., the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is the largest nonprofit food bank in central Pennsylvania. It provides food to 27 counties throughout the state and works with more than 1,000 partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The food bank distributed 46 million meals overall in 2019.  

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s operates more than 70 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. It is No. 96 in CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets. CSP will release the 2020 list in June.

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