Skip to main content

Hy-Vee Prepares to Feed 80,000 People in Need with Thanksgiving Meals

All Hy-Vee locations will be donating Thanksgiving meal packs to local families in need this season.

November 20, 2020 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 20, 2020) — Starting today, all Hy-Vee stores will donate Thanksgiving meals to local families in need this holiday season. More than 260 Hy-Vee and Dollar Fresh stores are donating up to 100 meal kits each to a local non-profit partner in their community who will distribute the meals to local families in need. Each kit will make a Thanksgiving meal for a small family of four. 

The meal kits include a turkey, a 5-pound bag of potatoes, stuffing mix, corn, green beans, rolls and a pumpkin pie. Each non-profit partner will make the determination on who receives the meals. 

“The effects of COVID-19 continue to impact families across all of our communities, especially when it comes to food insecurity,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc. “As a company, we wanted to give back to those in need this Thanksgiving so more people could enjoy a nice traditional meal with their family. As the holidays continue, we will be supporting our communities and local food banks to help ensure no one goes hungry this holiday season.”  

In addition to the donations made through retail store locations, Hy-Vee will also directly donate a total of more than 2,500 meal packages to six community partners. Those partners are the Iowa Department of Human Services in Des Moines, Urban Dreams in both Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Urban League of Nebraska in Omaha, and the Page Education Foundation/Hallie Q Brown Community Center in Minneapolis. 

WHO: Hy-Vee and Local Non-Profit Partners

WHAT: Donation of 80,000 meals

WHEN: Beginning Friday, Nov. 20

WHERE: More than 260 communities across Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas and Wisconsin. Please contact local stores for details on non-profit partners. 


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit