Dollar General and Kellogg Company Partner for Third Year to Donate 60,000 Books
Tue, 02 May 2023
Companies Plan to Provide New Books to Elementary Schools to Celebrate New DG Store Openings
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For the third consecutive year, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) plans to partner with Kellogg Company and donate more than 60,000 new books to local elementary schools in celebration of new DG store openings in fiscal 2023. Since the partnership began in 2021, school libraries and students across the country have received more than 160,000 books.
“With each new Dollar General store opening, we remain committed to being a good neighbor by investing in communities’ literacy and education programs,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. “We are grateful for Kellogg Company’s continued partnership and collaboration that helps us provide new books for local school libraries as we believe reading helps create brighter futures and opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth.”
“We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with Dollar General to put more books in students’ hands,” said Nicole Plunkett, Dollar General’s Customer Team Lead for KelloggU.S. Sales. “This is a wonderful example of how we’re helping to create Better Days for families and individuals in our communities.”
Dollar General has a deeply-rooted history of championing education initiatives, particularly through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. With the belief everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has invested in literacy programs increasing access, enhancing the quality of instruction and inspiring and advancing innovation. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $219 million to support literacy and learning, enabling more than 16.1 million people to achieve their goals.
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About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), our vision is a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled. We are creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2022 were over $15.3 billion, comprised principally of snacks as well as convenience foods like cereal, frozen foods, and noodles. As part of our Kellogg’s Better Days® PromiseESG strategy, we’re addressing the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate and food security, creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 (from a 2015 baseline). Visit www.KelloggCompany.com.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of March 3, 2023, the company’s 19,147 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.