Country Fair annually gives to a variety of local charities. The Country Fair Cares (CFC) program was created in 2019 to assist 501 c-3 non-profit organizations with a pooled funding formula. In four campaigns, CFC has raised $549,148. This year CFC raised $125,291 on behalf of five local non-profits. The ANNA Shelter, Erie City Mission, Women’s Care Center, Grady’s Decision and Multicultural Community Resource Center (MCRC) each received $25,058.
All Erie County Country Fair locations had at least one pump designated as the “CFC Charity Pump.” Customers recognized these pumps as they were decorated much differently than the other pumps. From May 1 -October 31, 2022, two cents per gallon from the charity pumps was allocated to the CFC program. “Country Fair is proud to give back to our local community. We’d like to thank our customers for supporting these great partners,” said Paul Rankin, Vice President of Country Fair.
“There are so many deserving local non-profits in Erie County that the ANNA Shelter is proud to be a 2022 partner. We’re thrilled with the partnership and success of this program,” said Ruth Thompson, Executive Director.
Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply at: www.countryfairstores.com/community. The deadline is January 31, 2023. All non-profits will receive written correspondence by April 1, 2023. Successful CFC partners are not eligible to re-apply for three years following their donation; please no phone calls.
About Country Fair
Country Fair, Inc. is a chain of 72 convenience stores that are integral parts of the communities that they service throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, Western New York and Eastern Ohio. Country Fair employs over 1,300 associates and was ranked 16th largest employer in Erie, PA in 2019. It was named one of America’s Best In-State Employers in 2021 by Forbes.