More than 55,000 children receive toys FOR TOTS – Oskaloosa News

NEWS RELEASE (Boone) – Farway recently presented a check for more than $319,000 to the US Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots campaign, which provides toys to children during the holiday season. In addition, more than 75 pallets of toys were collected and donated. Cash and toys accepted at all 133 Fareway locations between Friday, November 25 and Saturday, December 24.

“Our generous customers are stepping up to make our annual Toys for Tots campaign a success,” said Jeff Stearns, Farway’s senior vice president of marketing and advertising. “We greatly appreciate their generosity and partnership with the US Marine Corps, a 29-year relationship that brightens the season for thousands of children.”

In 2022, the U.S. Navy reports that 55,000 children were served, more than 161,210 toys, books and socks were distributed and the campaign raised more than $633,000.

“Toys for Tots distributes toys and books to millions of underprivileged children every year. Without the help of our corporate partners like Fareway, we would not be able to reach so many children. Their community service goals certainly align with the goals the Marine Corps has pursued through the Toys for Tots program for more than seven decades,” said Col. Ted “Migs” Sylvester, director of marketing and development for the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. vice president for “With Fairway’s generous support, toys can make holiday dreams come true for thousands of underprivileged children who might otherwise be forgotten each year.”

In 2022, US Marines and volunteers will have distributed more than 23 million toys to nearly 10 million children in need.

About Fareway
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 133 stores in a seven-state region. Fareway’s mission is to treat customers like family and provide high-quality products while valuing dedicated employees. Its stores are known for unparalleled, full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce and exceptional drive-thru service. Fareway is a family-owned business with more than 12,000 employees, recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa. For more information, visit or shop online at

“Leading with Love” is part of Fareway’s mission, which focuses on supporting local communities through philanthropy and other initiatives through direct involvement and donated resources. Lead with Love is a valuable philosophy embraced by Fareway and inspired by its outstanding employees. For more information, visit

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