The Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge Round Up is a popular year-round fundraising campaign that benefits various charities and organizations in the communities they serve throughout Northwest Indiana. Customers across the Region can choose to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar when shopping at their local Strack & Van Til store. In November and December, the extra funds from the Checkout Challenge Round Up program raised $212,615 for the Foodbank of Northwest Indiana.

“Once again Strack & Van Til is proud to partner with the Food Bank of NWI in the annual holiday round up campaign. Our customers and community have embraced this as a way to donate small amounts of change that end up making a big impact in the community. We are proud to be the conduit between our customers and those that need help the most”, said Strack & Van Til President and CEO, Jeff Strack.

Recently, the Food Bank of NWI hosted a luncheon to celebrate the Strack and Van Til associates and store directors who went above and beyond to collect funds for their Checkout Challenge Roundup. “What a tremendous feat!  We are thankful to all those in the community who rounded-up in Strack & Van Til and Town & Country stores in Lake and Porter Counties during the campaign” said Victor Garcia, President and CEO of the Foodbank of NWI.  “These donations provide critically needed operating funds used in serving our mission.  Strack & Van Til associates, managers, and leadership continue to be an ally and partner committed to fighting food insecurity.  We are honored to have them as our Annual Premier Sponsor.”

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CLICK HERE for photos of the award luncheon