Kangaroo Express Gallons for Good Contributes $25,000 to Salute Our Troops

BP, Marathon, Valero donated one penny for every gallon purchased with fuel rewards card

Published in CSP Daily News

CARY, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has announced the results of the Gallons for Good program. To support the third annual Kangaroo Express Salute Our Troops campaign, fuel partners BP, Marathon and Valero donated one penny for every gallon of fuel purchased by Kangaroo Express guests who used his or her fuel rewards card at participating locations. Gallons for Good raised $25,000 for Salute Our Troops thanks to loyal guests refueling at the pump this summer, contributing to the overall total of nearly $2.7 million raised this year.

"This significant donation shows that every penny counts in our commitment to supporting our troops and their families," said Joe Venezia, senior vice president of operations at Kangaroo Express. "Kangaroo Express guests, associates and partners have once again rallied to demonstrate united support and gratitude."

From Independence Day through Labor Day, Kangaroo Express invited customers to make donations to the campaign and encouraged communities to share special messages of praise and gratitude to the military. Through more than 1,550 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, customers and communities enthusiastically demonstrated united support for military personnel and their families.

Donations from the campaign will directly support the USO, helping to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families around the world; Fisher House Foundation, donating "comfort homes" at major military and VA medical centers that enable military and Veteran's families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization; as well as eight state-based military support organizations.

Additional Salute Our Troops sponsor partners included McLane and Rockstar.

As of Aug. 6, 2013, The Pantry Inc., Cary, N.C., operated 1,559 convenience stores in 13 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner. The Pantry is one of the nation's largest convenience store chains and a leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. Kangaroo Express offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and a wide assortment of merchandise and services for guests' on-the-go lifestyles. It is home to more than 220 foodservice restaurants, including Subway and Dairy Queen. Kangaroo Express associates are committed to providing store guests with the fastest, friendliest and cleanest shopping experience.

With more than half of its stores located within 25 miles of a military installation, Kangaroo Express has supported the military and their families for many years, including raising millions of dollars each year for the USO and other military support organizations as part of its summer-long Salute Our Troops fundraising campaign.

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