SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Parkers donated $94,659 to Coastal Georgia’s Second American Harvest through the company’s introductory rounding campaign, which encouraged customers to round their purchases to the nearest dollar.
Parker’s customers in Georgia donated $75,388 over a four-month period, with Parker’s matching 25% of each customer’s donation.
All revenues in Georgia were managed through Parkers Community Foundationwhich supports 501(c)3 area organizations committed to making a positive, measurable impact in key areas including education, health care and the fight against hunger.
All proceeds from the South Carolina roundup were donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank, with an additional 25% from Parker’s.
“At Parker’s, we believe it is incredibly important to give back to the communities that have supported us over the years and do our part to reduce hunger here in Savannah, where our company is based,” said Parker Founder and CEO Greg Parker. says the press release. “We are incredibly grateful to our customers in Georgia for their generosity during our inaugural team campaign and want to continue to be a force for positive change.”
Founded in 1981 in Savannah, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a nonprofit community partnership inspired by local volunteers. Second Harvest serves as a food safety net for tens of thousands of children, seniors, low-income families and people with disabilities at risk of hunger throughout coastal Georgia.
Established in 2021, Parker’s Community Fund was created through donations from Parker’s Founder and CEO Greg Parker and Parker’s. Grants are currently being awarded to eligible nonprofit organizations throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina.