Dollar General plans to donate over 60,000 books to elementary schools in 2022 | News

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 12, 2022–

In partnership with the Kellogg Company, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) plans to expand its community book donation in fiscal year 2022 and provide more than 60,000 new books to elementary schools to celebrate new store openings DG in county communities.

“We are thrilled to announce our second year of providing high-quality books to elementary school students in the communities Dollar General proudly serves,” said Denine Torr, Vice President of Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for Dollar General. . “Dollar General is grateful for our partnership with the Kellogg Company to support school libraries and provide books to help inspire reading, cultivate imagination, expand vocabularies, and develop critical thinking.”

Dollar General and Kellogg announcement the planned donation of 100,000 new books to primary school students in 2021. By living the company’s mission of serve othersthe continuation of the program exemplifies the ardent support of Dollar General and Kellogg’s for literacy and education in the communities DG calls home.

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“Kellogg’s is committed to helping create better days for everyone, and we believe that nurturing literacy skills through book reading builds confidence and skills that contribute to positive individual and community outcomes,” said Oli. Morton, chief customer officer of Kellogg. “Partnerships like this with Dollar General are just one example of our commitment to making a positive impact, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have long supported education initiatives. Believing that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has invested in and provided financial assistance for literacy programs that improve access, improve the quality of education, and inspire and empower advancing innovation. Today, the Foundation has awarded more than $203 million to support literacy and learning, enabling more than 14.8 million people to achieve their goals.

Additionally, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting grants for its Youth Literacy 2022 grant cycle through May 19, 2022 at 10 p.m. CT. Grants support efforts to implement, improve, or expand K-12 literacy education with a focus on improving access for all students. Schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations within 15 miles of a Dollar General store or distribution center with programs to implement or expand youth literacy programs are encouraged to apply.

For more information, photographs or materials to supplement an article, please visit the DG Press Room, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or by email to dgpr@dg.com.

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), our vision is a good and just world where people are not just nourished but fulfilled. We’re creating better days and a place at the table for everyone with our trusted food brands. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® , MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2021 were nearly $14.2 billion, comprised mostly of snacks as well as convenience foods like cereals, frozen foods and noodles. As part of our ESG Better Days Kellogg’s® strategy, we are tackling the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate and food security, creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. www.KelloggCompany.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers save time. To save money. Every Day.® by offering frequently used and restocked products, such as food, snacks, health and beauty products, cleaning products, basic clothing, household items and seasonal items at low prices everyday in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 18,130 stores in 46 states as of January 28, 2022. In addition to high-quality private labels, Dollar General sells products from America’s most trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestlé, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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