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Company News: Heroes Run Donates $60,000 in Shreveport, Bossier City to Honor Military, First Responders


Today Brookshire Grocery Co. donated $60,000 in proceeds from the Brookshire’s + Super 1 Foods Heroes Run to the Shreveport and Bossier City Fire and Police Departments, Barksdale Air Force Base, Wounded Warriors Project, Team Red White and Blue, and Building Homes for Heroes.

The annual race takes place each October in downtown Shreveport, and 100 percent of runner proceeds are donated to local and national non-profit organizations that support military and first responders. The Heroes Run features an epic half-marathon that winds through downtown Shreveport and crosses the Texas Street Bridge into Bossier City. There’s also a 5K and kids 1K, along with premium swag and exciting pre- and after-parties. More than 1,900 runners from 16 states and three countries participated in 2017.

“Our goal each year is to have a truly incredible experience for every runner, volunteer and spectator and then to give back all runner proceeds in support of our heroes,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO. “Brookshire Grocery Company is celebrating our 90th anniversary this year and we’re gearing up for another great race. Our establishment of the Heroes Run here in this community is a testament to our commitment to Shreveport-Bossier and should send a strong message that we are here to stay.”

Brookshire Grocery Co. is a family business that supports four primary pillars of Military/First Responders, Hunger Relief, Education and Family Health and Well-Being. In addition to the Heroes Run, BGC also gives back to veterans through its Heroes Flight program. Since 2010, the company has escorted 415 veterans, mostly from World War II, to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built in their honor and other sites.

The 2018 Heroes Run will take place Oct. 27. Registration and more information is available at bgcracing.com.

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. presents $125K for Hurricane Harvey recovery


Today Brookshire Grocery Co. officials presented a check representing a $125,000 donation to the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores and customers contributed a total of $100,000, and the Western Union Foundation gave an additional $25,000. Customers made donations through scan coupons in the 145 communities where BGC operates stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The donation from the Western Union Foundation resulted from a pledge to match the first $25,000 customers gave.

Funds will be used to provide assistance for the long-term needs of individuals and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of the Texas Gulf Coast in August. BGC donated and delivered one-third of a million bottles of drinking water to relief sites along the coast and to a Red Cross distribution facility in North Texas. The Company facilitated customer donations and partnered with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to assist in its relief efforts. More than a dozen BGC stores in the Shreveport area and East Texas also collected donations of food and household supplies.

“We are very thankful to our customers for their incredible generosity and support. Once again, they’ve helped us fulfill our mission of making communities better through our people, products, stores and service,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Company. “This donation will make a huge impact for thousands of people as they continue the work of rebuilding their lives and communities.”

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