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Tis' the season! Learn 5 reasons why the Fareway family was thankful this past year!

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As the year nears its end, one of our favorite things to do at Fareway is reflect back on all of the amazing moments that happened - and boy was 2016 a big year for the Fareway family! Take a trip down memory lane with us as we share five reasons we are thankful.

1. Our Amazing Customers

One of the biggest reasons we are thankful this year (and every year) is for our amazing and loyal customers. Fareway would not be where it is today without all of YOU. And because of our customers Fareway is celebrating four new store locations this year and have several scheduled for 2018!

2. The Hard Working Employees That Make Fareway Possible

In addition to our loyal customers, we are extremely thankful for our incredible and hard working employees. Our employees are what make Fareway the establishment it is today, and we credit them with our success. Treating customers like family and taking pride in making them happy are only a couple of reasons we are thankful this year.

3. Giving Back to the Community/ Charitable Causes

With so many things to be thankful for throughout the year, one thing that is guaranteed to be important to each and every Fareway employee is the ability to give back to the community and charitable causes. This past year Fareway was proud to sponsor and donate to many causes within the Des Moines area and beyond. Learn more about them here:

4. Our Local Farmers

At Fareway, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with fresh meat and produce each and every day. It is because of the outstanding local farmers that we can make this possible at every Fareway location. Thank you to all of the farmers we partner with, we are extremely grateful for all that you do.

5. Committing to our Green Initiative

At Fareway, we recognize and understand the importance of conserving our natural resources. Reducing waste and conserving is not new to the Fareway family, it all started back in 1955 when we began heating our stores with heat generated from our refrigerator compressor. From that point on the Fareway family has continued to find ways to reduce waste. We are thankful to be able to say we are committed to our green initiative, and we promise to continue to find ways in which we can positively impact the environment. A few ways Fareway has given back to the environment this year consist of:

  • Recycling Fareway is proud to say we recycle on average 12,500 tons of cardboard, 850,000 pallets, 400 tons of plastic shrink wrap, 5,000 gallons of waste oil, and 4,500,000 plastic grocery sacks each year. 

  • Reduce and reuse. All the way back in the 1960’s Fareway began recycling cardboard both in the warehouse and in stores. Today, the process can be even easier through reusable cloth and recycled plastic bags. 

Learn more about our Green Initiatives!

What Are You Thankful For?

Our Fareway family is thankful for not only these five amazing things, but for much, much more. Don’t wait - share with your loved ones what you are thankful for this past year!

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Caitlyn graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Dietetics. She has worked in nutrition at Mid Iowa Community Action and as a clinical dietitian for the Iowa Veterans Home and Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Her goal is to help you and your family develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by sharing creative and practical nutrition tips.

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