MUSCATINE, Iowa– Fareway Stores, Inc. recently announced a second donation of $200,000 to the Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce (IACC). The donation provided for up to $2,000 in gift cards to IACC members in the communities Fareway serves.
The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) received $2,000 in gift cards, which they distributed to local small businesses and their employees. This round, the GMCCI focused on giving to gift cards to local restaurants, entertainment, and small businesses greatly affected by the global pandemic.
“We are excited to continue our support of small businesses and their employees during this holiday season,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “As small businesses continue to face challenges, we are proud to again partner with IACC, which understands how best to serve its small business members during this unique economic
“We are thrilled to partner with Fareway and IACC to further assist local businesses and their employees impacted by COVID-19. We are thankful for the opportunity to show our appreciation and support,” stated GMCCI Director of Member Services Shelly Sides.
“Our members work diligently every day to strengthen communities throughout Iowa,” said IACC Executive Director Lane Till. “Through this generous additional donation from Fareway, our members will have the ability to help support the small businesses that create the heart of each of their communities.”
In 2020, Fareway has provided nearly $500,000 in support to small businesses in partnership with the IACC and local chamber of commerce members. Follow the movement on Facebook with #FarewayShopsLocal.