Wooster, OH – June 16, 2023

“Buehler’s would like to thank our customers and teammates in supporting this worthwhile cause. Being in the food business and living in the communities we serve, Buehler’s is invested in making sure everyone has enough to eat and we are proud to partner with the Akron Canton Foodbank in this endeavor” said Paul Stefaniuk, Vice President of Operations at Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods raised $160,896, which translates into 643,000 meals, through our register campaign and fun employee contests. Everyone involved in this campaign recognizes the continued struggle for folks to put food on their tables due to rising food prices and how clearly vital the foodbank is to a multitude of families.
The entire Buehler’s team passionately worked together to make this campaign a success for the Foodbanks and all who benefit from their mission.

“Buehler’s Fresh Foods has been a significant partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Harvest for Hunger Campaign for many years,” said Dan Flowers, Foodbank president and CEO. “Their corporate social responsibility values continue to positively impact and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors all year-round. They’re committed to the wellbeing of our community and we are deeply grateful for their associates and customers’ support of local hunger-relief efforts.”

A few facts about the Foodbank:
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributes food and other essential items through its network of more than 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, children and senior programs and other hunger-relief programs in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 individuals and 1 in 4 children.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has proudly supported the Akron-Canton Foodbank as a Harvest for Hunger participant for the past sixteen years. We want to do our part to end hunger in each of the communities we serve. Our partnership with the Akron-Canton Foodbank aligns with our corporate values and goals, hence our continued relationship. We are an organization committed to putting people first and this campaign is all about taking care of people in need in our communities.

About Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. The family moved the business in 1932 to Wooster, and, after four generations, grew to 13 stores serving the northeast Ohio market. In 2017, Buehler’s became an ESOP (employee stock ownership program) with the belief that selling to their own employees was the best way to assure the continuation of the innovative and creative spirit which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers. Buehler’s Fresh Foods operates fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green), Galion and Massillon, Ohio. Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.buehlers.com.