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“Rounding Up” Goes a Long Way for Helping Needy Families in NWI

Now through August 18, every time you shop at a Strack & Van Til Food Market, ask your cashier to “Round Up for The Salvation Army!” Strack & Van Til’s “Checkout Challenge” will provide needed support for Salvation Army programs that benefit needy children, adults and families living in Lake, Porter and Jasper Counties.

“Rounding up your grocery bill to the nearest dollar really adds up,” says Kevin Feldman, Director of Development for The Salvation Army in Lake County, Indiana. “Just from the Lake County Strack & Van Til Food Markets alone, almost $20,000 was raised during last year’s two-week Checkout Challenge campaign. That’s a lot of customers’ pennies, nickels and dimes that collectively make a big difference in helping your needy neighbors,” said Feldman. Kevin said that this year’s goal for Lake County is to raise $25,000 from the Checkout Challenge.

The Salvation Army in Northwest Indiana provides services all year long to our local communities, including youth enrichment, family empowerment, music education, after-school programs, food pantry and hot meals, emergency assistance, homelessness prevention, summer camp, and alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation.

To discover more about The Salvation Army and how it’s at work in your community, visit the website that represents your county —

To find a Strack & Van Til food market nearest to you, visit

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