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Strack & Van Til launches Round Up campaign for food bank

Strack & Van Til grocery stories are raising money for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana this holiday season. 

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana officials were thrilled when Strack & Van Til's founding families saved the company from bankruptcy earlier this year.

Strack & Van Til is one of the food bank's biggest fundraisers and has again launched a "Round Up" campaign to fight hunter across the Region this holiday season. Customers at Strack & Van Til or Town & Country stores can choose to "round up" their bill and donate the difference to the Food Bank's hunger relief efforts across Northwest Indiana.

“The Round Up campaign is proof that every little bit counts, and even loose change can make a huge difference," Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Executive Director Steve Beekman said. "Each dollar raised will provide three meals to a child or adult in need. We are so grateful to Strack & Van Til and their customers for continuing to support the Food Bank’s mission and join the fight against hunger in Northwest Indiana.

When shoppers choose to round up at the register, that change will provide nutritious meals for families right here in our own community.”

It's Strack & Van Til's sixth annual holiday giving campaign for the Food Bank. Last year, it raised $91,000, providing 270,000 meals for needy families.

"Our goal at Strack & Van Til and Town & Country is to help build brighter futures," said Ashleigh Marlow, a spokesperson for Strack & Van Til. “An easy way to contribute this holiday season is by rounding-up your order at any of our store locations."

Strack & Van Til also distributed Thanksgiving meals to 400 local families, passing them out at a church in Gary.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.