In The Community
Every year, the convenience and fuel retailing industry dedicates billions of dollars to advancing the futures of individuals and families in our communities. The NACS Foundation unifies and builds on NACS members’ charitable efforts to amplify their work in communities across America, and to share these powerful stories.
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SPINX COMPANY PROVIDES FREE MEALS
The Spinx Company commemorated its 50th anniversary by donating over 2,000 meals to multiple nonprofits in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Spinx celebrated 50 years in business on December 1, 2022, and harnessed the power of The Cluk Truk—an initiative launched in 2020 to serve Spinx’s popular fried chicken in surrounding communities. As part of its yearlong celebration, Spinx selected one organization per month to receive free meals from the Cluk Truk. “We are sincerely grateful to our community partners for their continued support over the last 50 years,” said Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The Spinx Company. “Without these organizations, the Upstate would not be the place it is today. We celebrated a big anniversary this past year, and it just made sense to share the celebration with our neighbors and partners.”
MURPHY USA DONATES $25 MILLION
Murphy USA donated $25 million to the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation, which will continue to support positive changes in local communities. The foundation funds the company’s matching gifts, including the annual United Way campaign and other charities. “Murphy USA and its board of directors are firmly committed to the communities where we live and work, especially in South Arkansas and our headquarters town of El Dorado. By making this donation to our foundation, we will continue to look for ways to make a positive impact with all of our key stakeholders,” said Murphy USA President and CEO Andrew Clyde.
TIGER FUEL GIFTS $25,000 TO UVA STRONG FUND
Tiger Fuel Company, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made a $25,000 holiday donation to the UVA Strong Fund, an effort administered by the University of Virginia Alumni Association to honor the victims and support the survivors, families and broader student community in the wake of the events of November 13, 2022. The Tiger Fuel Company charitable giving program includes a meaningful donation every holiday season in honor of employees and customers. “We all unanimously agreed that we wanted to do something to honor the victims and support the survivors, families and broader UVA student community in the wake of the events of November 13,” said Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel Company. “Tiger Fuel’s generosity will help us provide support to those most affected by the tragedy and honor the lives of our three slain fellow Wahoos, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry,” said Lily West, president and CEO of the UVA Alumni Association, which administers the fund.
EG GROUP RAISES $647,000 FOR DAV
EG Group raised $647,000 in its 2022 campaign to support Disabled American Veterans (DAV), surpassing previous years’ totals. Customers were encouraged to donate when they visited any of EG Group’s 1,700+ convenience stores, including Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf N’ Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Shop, Sprint Food Stores, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill. In December, EG America leadership presented a check to Third Junior Vice Commander and Marine Veteran Coleman Yee of DAV, the national nonprofit dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
MAVERIK DONATES OVER $470,000 TO FEEDING AMERICA
Maverik—Adventure’s First Stop donated $471,397 to Feeding America, thanks to funds raised by customers and employees who rounded up their cash and credit transactions to the nearest dollar or more at Maverik stores across 12 states. Maverik also made a direct donation of $50,000 to kick off the campaign. Maverik’s donation will be distributed to Feeding America member food banks across 12 western states where Maverik operates. The remaining donation will support national strategies to help Feeding America address hunger in America. “We are overwhelmed by the kindness of our customers and team members this year!” said Chuck Maggelet, president and chief adventure guide of Maverik. “With record-high food prices and many turning to food banks this season, it’s an amazing feeling to help make an impact through this contribution and donations through our food waste reduction program.” Maverik’s food waste reduction program has so far donated over 492,000 pounds of surplus food, helping to provide over 410,000 meals. The program is running in more than 90 stores in five states, and Maverik plans to expand it throughout its operating states.