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Here for the Communities We All Call Home


 

Here for the Communities We All Call Home

A good neighbor can make all the difference in a community — and at Dollar General, that’s exactly what we aspire to be. From literacy and education efforts to food security, disaster relief, environmental efforts, and more, we’re here for those partnerships and programs that help address local challenges and create new opportunities for people to thrive.  



$250MM+


donated to literacy programs to date

15.25MM+


meals donated in 2023

$8.5MM+


donated to disaster recovery through the American Red Cross

96,000+


trees distributed/planted in disaster-impacted communities in 2023

3MM+


tons of cardboard recycled since 2008



*Statistics provided as of March 2024. Data is updated annually.

 

 



Literacy changes lives, and for more than 30 years, it’s been the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s mission to ensure that our neighbors have access to meaningful education and transformative skills. With more than $238 million donated to fund literacy programs to date, and partnerships with schools, nonprofits, libraries, and more, we’re working every day to provide communities with the tools they need to write their own stories. See how the Foundation is Uplifting Communities Through Literacy.

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Millions of U.S. households struggle with food insecurity according to Feeding America. Dollar General is addressing this critical issue through a multi-year partnership with Feeding America and local foodbanks that leverages our extensive supply chain and unique store footprint. Since 2019, we have provided more than $3 million and 38 million pounds of food, equivalent to 28 million meals to help DG communities in need.

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Healthy eating

Millions of U.S. households struggle with food insecurity according to Feeding America. Dollar General is addressing this critical issue through a multi-year partnership with Feeding America and local foodbanks that leverages our extensive supply chain and unique store footprint. Since 2019, we have provided more than $3 million and 38 million pounds of food, equivalent to 28 million meals to help DG communities in need.

 

 

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When disaster strikes, we're there to help our neighbors and our communities. By partnering with the American Red Cross, and local community organizations, in providing more than $8.5M in support the critical first responses and the long-term recoveries that help hometowns heal and provide hope for the future. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation created the Beyond Words disaster relief fund in 2006 to help public school libraries rebuild, reestablish, and/or expand library resources following devasting impacts of natural disasters. It has provided more than $2.9 million in funds supporting approximately 123,000 students to date.
 

When disaster strikes, we're there to help our neighbors and our communities. By partnering with the American Red Cross, World Central Kitchen, and local community organizations, we support the critical first responses and the long-term recoveries that help hometowns heal and provide hope for the future.

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Nourishing the planet

Sustaining our communities happens from the ground up. And that’s why we’re so committed to being good environmental stewards and creating sustainable change. From partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation on large-scale reforestation efforts to hosting local planting projects for our employees and their communities, we strive to maintain the vibrance of the places we call home.

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