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Hy-Vee Raises $207,733 for Flood Relief Efforts in Nebraska and Iowa

April 26, 2019 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (April 26, 2019) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that generous customer donations and its corporate participation helped raise $207,733 to benefit the American Red Cross of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa following flooding in early March that devastated communities in Nebraska and Iowa.

During the monthlong campaign, customer donations at 28 stores in Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, totaled $157,733, with an additional $50,000 in corporate giving from Hy-Vee. A check for the total amount was presented to the American Red Cross of Nebraska and Southern Iowa today, with funds going to assist with relief and cleanup efforts.

“Through the generosity of our customers, we are able to provide support to our communities in this time of crisis,” said Frank Woodward, senior regional vice president of Hy-Vee’s western region. “We will continue working with emergency management teams, local officials and the American Red Cross to identify what additional needs Hy-Vee may be able to assist with.”

In addition to this fundraising effort, Hy-Vee continues to provide various donations to a variety of organizations that are assisting with cleanup/rebuilding efforts or housing those who are displaced – everything from snacks and beverages to meals and cleaning supplies.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 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 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit