Fareway raises money for children in need

Fareway Stores Inc., which has supermarkets in Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Webster City and many other nearby communities, conducted an effort in October that raised $177,000 for Variety — The Children’s Charity.

Donations were collected through a round up at the register program at all Fareway locations from Oct. 1 through Oct. 20.

”Our customers’ kindness is making an extraordinary impact,” Reynolds W. Cramer, the president and chief executive officer of Fareway, said in a written statement.

”Due to this campaign, we are able to provide additional support to underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children in the five states where Fareway conducts business,” he added. ”We are proud of the positive difference we are making to help children and we couldn’t do this without the generosity of our customers.”

Proceeds from the effort will be distributed regionally.

Fareway has been a supporter of Variety since 1984, with total contributions totaling more than $2 million, according to the company.

”We are grateful for Fareway’s commitment to Variety — The Chidrens Charity and Iowa children and for the support of Fareway customers who contributed during the roundup in support of Variety,” Sheri McMichael, the executive director of the charity, said in a written statement. ”These funds will help Iowa children reach their full potential.”