A Schnucks’ cashier scans a customer’s eScrip card / Photo by Bethany Prange
No time to help your local food bank fight hunger?
Life is crazy and often too hectic to leave much time for do-goodery.
But lucky for us, there is a cool way you can help just by doing something you already do!
We’ve told you before about the Schnucks eScrip card. It’s that nifty little card that designates 3 percent of your grocery bill to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Every time you shop for groceries and hand your eScrip card to the cashier at checkout at Schnucks, you are making a free donation to fight hunger in the bi-state region.
If you don’t already have an eScrip card, you can get one from the St. Louis Area Foodbank or at your neighborhood Schnucks Courtesy Counter. It’s totally free!
It’s a simple process to activate the card and designate the Foodbank as your charity of choice. Then, all you have to do is give the card or key fob to the cashier when you shop.
And now, using the eScrip card is even better. From Sept.1 through Oct. 31, use your eScrip card to participate in the Schnucks eScrip Back-To-School Contest.
This year, nonprofits with the highest increase of shoppers using their eScrip cards compared to last year will get prizes! The first prize is $500 for the nonprofit with the highest increase of eScrip users!
Plus, one Schnucks shopper from that nonprofit’s group will get a $50 Schnucks gift card for their own use!
So get your grocery shopping done, and be sure to use your eScrip card at the checkout! You could help the St. Louis Area Foodbank win $500 AND get the chance for some free groceries for yourself!
Jane Corpora is a grantwriter at the St. Louis Area Foodbank
Bethany Prange is the communications coordinators at the St. Louis Area Foodbank