Fareway makes donation to FM Chamber

Fort Madison Fareway Manager Derek Swan and Meat Manager Keith Hehr pose with a check for Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Savannah Collier. The grocery donated $2,000 in gift cards to local businesses dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy photo.

FORT MADISON – Fareway Stores, Inc. recently announced a $200,000 donation to the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives (ICCE). The donation provided for $1,000 or more in gift cards to ICCE chamber of commerce members in the communities Fareway serves.
ICCE distributed the Fareway gift cards to its chamber of commerce members. The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce received $2000 in gift cards, which were distributed to local small businesses and their employees that have been affected by Covid-19 shut downs and restrictions as well as decreased foot traffic to their businesses.
“Local chambers have the pulse in each community and how best to serve its small business members during this time of need,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We hope this relief reduces some of the stress our community business partners are facing.”
“We are so lucky to have been able to receive these Fareway gift cards to distribute to our local businesses to provide some financial relief. This movement to support our local businesses is such a generous and caring act from Fareway during this pandemic and I’m so thankful that our Chamber was chosen to be part of it,” said Fort Madison Chamber Coordinator Savanna Collier.
“Our members work diligently every day to strengthen communities throughout Iowa,” said ICCE Executive Director Lane Till. “Through this generous donation from Fareway, our members will have the ability to help support the small businesses that create the heart of each of their communities”.
Follow the movement on Facebook with #FarewayShopsLocal at facebook.com/fortmadisonchamberofcommerce and facebook.com/farewayfortmadison177

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