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Pine Belt schools receive money from $86K donation

This is a news release from Kangaroo Express

Kangaroo Express, the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, operated by The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTRY), today announced a donation of $2,000 to each of 43 schools across the Southeast as part of its Valero Spirit Pump program. The total donation of $86K will support a wide variety of student enrichment initiatives. 


The Valero Spirit Pump program invites local school communities to purchase fuel at a specially marked Valero fuel pump, with Kangaroo Express donating one-cent of every gallon of fuel purchased to a participating school (up to $2,000 per school). The program ran from September through November.


Kangaroo Express guests are invited to participate in the Valero Spirit Pump program and support local schools again from January 1 through March 31, 2015. For the 2015 program, Kangaroo Express will donate up to $344K to a total of 172 schools.

“The Valero Spirit Pump program connects our stores with deserving schools in the communities they serve,” said Keith Bell, senior vice president of fuels, Kangaroo Express. “We invite those communities to fuel up at their local Kangaroo Express Valero branded locations in 2015 to continue to fuel donations and help drive student success.”



Participating Kangaroo Express Valero locations are in communities throughout the following counties: Coffee, Montgomery and Houston, Alabama; Duval, Flagler, Wakulla, Marion, Polk, St. Johns, Volusia, Alachua, Bradford, Lee, Putnam, Nassau, Orange, Levy, Citrus, Okaloosa, Gadsden, Leon, Collier, Clay, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Pasco, Lake and Hillsborough, Florida; Miller, Decatur, Mitchel and Terrell, Georgia; Bossier, St. Tammany and Caddo, Louisiana; Hinds, Madison, Warren, Lauderdale, Perry, Jones, Harrison, Rankin, Hancock, Jackson, Forest, Quitman, Panola and Webster, Mississippi; Miller, Decatur, Mitchel and Terrell, Georgia; and Bossier, St. Tammany and Caddo, Louisiana.



Kangaroo Express is committed to enabling and empowering young people by supporting various causes across its more than 1,500-store footprint. Its annual fundraiser for Victory Junction has totaled nearly $3.5 million in donations over the past six years, sending 1,300 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses to summer camp. Regional annual fundraisers are also held for Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success.

About The Pantry and Kangaroo Express
The Pantry's Kangaroo Express® convenience stores meet the daily food and fuel shopping needs of guests. As of Nov. 17, 2014, the Company operated 1,518 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express. The Pantry is one of the nation's largest convenience store chains and the leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. The Pantry is headquartered in Cary, N.C. For more information, visit www.thepantry.com.

Kangaroo Express offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and a wide assortment of merchandise and services for guests' on-the-go lifestyles. It is home to more than 230 foodservice restaurants, including Dairy Queen, Little Caesars and Subway. Kangaroo Express associates are committed to providing store guests with the fastest, friendliest and cleanest shopping experience. For more information, visit www.kangarooexpress.com or visit us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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