ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. employees and customers exceeded their goal of collecting food and funds in November to support Foodlink, a Feeding America food bank serving the Rochester area, where Monro is headquartered.
The collection provided more than 58,000 meals to families in need — doubling the company's original goal of 25,000 meals. Monro was founded in Rochester in 1957 and today spans 32 states and close to 1,300 stores nationwide.
Food donation boxes were stationed for two weeks at 31 locations of Monro Auto Service & Tire Centers and Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers. Customers who made food or monetary donations were given a coupon book with more than $300 in auto-service savings.
"We are proud to give back to the city in which we were founded and from where we manage our national operations," Monro President and CEO Brett Ponton said.
"Our team is happy to share the fruits of our success with our neighbors, aligning with Foodlink to feed Rochester area families at holiday time. Foodlink is a tremendously important organization that is essential to the wellness and nutrition of our community every single day."
Monro employees volunteered with Foodlink, delivering collected food and sorting food at the distribution center. Monro also provided free auto services to families in need, working through a Foodlink partner agency to help ensure their family cars are ready for the winter months.