The grocery retailer in Washington that offered the successful Powerball jackpot ticket of $754.6 million, the fifth largest in its historical past, is donating its lottery reward to charity.
The Fred Meyer retailer in Auburn was rewarded with a $50,000 test from the lottery fee for promoting the successful ticket final week, in line with the corporate.
The corporate in flip donated $50,000 to Auburn Meals Financial institution on Thursday. The donation will present about 66,000 meals, reads a joint assertion from the shop and meals financial institution obtained by CNN affiliate KING TV.
“Starvation and meals insecurity are essential points throughout the state and partnerships like this one with Fred Meyer and QFC (High quality Meals Facilities) purpose to shrink the numbers of individuals dealing with meals insecurity,” stated Debbie Christian, govt director of the Auburn Meals Financial institution.
Fred Meyer added it was in honor of the corporate’s Zero Starvation | Zero Waste social influence technique, which is geared toward eliminating waste and ending starvation.
“It’s at all times good to offer again and at the moment everybody wins”, stated Todd Kammeyer, Fred Meyer president. “Along with this donation, Fred Meyer is giving $10,000 to the shop for our associates to have a good time.”