BOISE, IDAHO (ABC4 News) – During teen dating violence awareness month, Jackson Food Stores awarded $187K to organizations to help end domestic and sexual violence.
In a press release issued by the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition they said Jacksons Food Stores donated $13,588 to their organization.
The donations came from customers in their stores across the western states who purchased “peace doves,” during the holidays.
All donations were matched by the company and awarded to several organizations in each state where Jacksons operates.
Jacksons President Cory Jackson awarded the checks at a media event on Thursday at Jacksons Food Stores in Eagle, Idaho.
“We’re proud to match the generosity of Jacksons customers and raise awareness about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month,” said Katrina Lemmon, advertising and promotions manager for Jacksons.
“We are so thankful to Jacksons for the Gift of Peace campaign,” said Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. “It sends a powerful message to survivors and the community when they see the peace doves in the stores around Utah, and the donations mean so much to our organizations.”
In Utah, one in three women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and more than one in four Utah students were verbally or emotionally harmed by someone they were dating or going out with one or more times during the past 12 months, according to 2017 data from Utah Department of Health.
Jacksons’ funds support coalitions in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho with outreach and awareness programs, public policy, victim assistance, and resources to build healthier relationships.
Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. is headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. It started as a single service station in 1975 as a single service station and has grown to over 230 Chevron, Shell, and Texaco branded convenience stores in six western states.