Pay-Less Foundation presents COVID-19 food drive donation

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From left to right (front row): Carina Pegarido, Pay-Less Marketing Manager; Marie Benito, Pay-Less Community Foundation President; Mike Benito, Pay-Less General Manager; CJ Urquico, The Salvation Army Development/PR Coordinator; Stephanie Torres, Pay-Less Community Relations Coordinator, Azucena Sarrosa, Pay-Less Promotions Ambassador; Captain Kari, The Salvation Army Commanding Officer; Captain Eric, The Salvation Army Commanding Officer; Doris Royal, Archdiocese of Agaña "Ministry to the Homeless” Program Director; Kathy Calvo, Pay-Less President and Chief Executive Officer; Rosae Calvo, Pay-Less Community Foundation Vice President

The Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation (PMCF) presented a third set of canned food donations from their “COVID-19 FOOD DRIVE” to local food banks – the Archdiocese of Agaña “Ministry to the Homeless” and The Salvation Army Family Services Center.

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island, the foundation saw a rising need for food in the community.

“A core tenet of the Pay-Less Markets’ mission statement is to ‘Care for our Community,’” says Kathy R. Calvo, Pay-Less President and Chief Executive Officer. “We
will continue to assist the under served specially during this challenging time.”

Pay-Less Supermarkets hosted the “COVID-19 Food Drive” at all store locations from April 24 through June 30.

2nd set of Donations From left to right (front row): PDC Wholesale Employees, Jessey Pereda; Dannette Aitaro; Julio Otero; Ramon Pobre; Nicholl Ayuyu; Monique Benavente

Food donation boxes were provided at the front of the stores where customers were able to donate canned foods and/or non-perishable items. The first round of food donations was delivered on Tuesday, May 12th and the second round on Thursday, May 28th.

In addition, PMCF placed coin box donations upon checkout at each register. The community’s monetary donations raised approximately $4,000 to date. The foundation used these contributions to purchase items to include in the third round of food donated Tuesday, July 7th.

1st set of Donations From left to right (front row): PDC Wholesale Employees, Kaspar Kastor; Franky Frank; Nicholl Ayuyu; Jessey Pereda; Monique Benavente