Brookshires, customers helping neighbors in need
Dublin Brookshire Brothers manager Coltin Beard and Cindy Wilson presented $1,000 in gift cards to Dublin Goodfellows volunteer/organizer Michael Haley on Thursday, Aug. 27 to give to people in need throughout the Dublin community.
On May 14, The Lufkin-based grocery chain, Brookshire Brothers launched an initiative to raise money to provide food to those who’ve lost jobs, income and their health due to COVID-19.
During this time of giving, Brookshire Brothers shoppers were given the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 during checkout. For every customer donation, Brookshire Brothers matched it dollar for dollar. This added up to $100,000 which was split between many nonprofits or food pantries that assist with feeding people in need throughout the state of Texas.
"Food insecurity across Texas and Louisiana has been amplified this summer with school closings due to the pandemic," Brookshire Brothers reported in an Aug. 19 press release. "Families already struggling, as well as thousands affected by job loss or furloughs, found it even more difficult to put food on the table. With the gift cards our stores are providing with the help of our customers, local helping organizations can respond to those immediate needs."