This Saturday, May 19th, from 11AM-5PM all four Hy-Vee stores in Rochester will be hosting Celebrity Grocery baggers to raise funds for Operation Welcome Home, a free program offered to local active military, veterans, and their families.

Any gratuity given to baggers will be donated, but you can also add any amount to donate at checkout. Hy-Vee will also be donating a portion of the proceeds they raise at cookouts they will be hosting at each store.

A little background on Operation Welcome Home:

This is their tenth year! It is an annual series of retreats for veterans, active military, and their families. The retreats take place at Ironwood Springs, which is near the Rochester International Airport. The retreats are to provide resources and support for a variety of challenges these families face. The retreats are free, thanks to generous individuals and businesses. So far, Operation Welcome Home has helped over 4,500 people and their families!

 

Get more information about Operation Welcome Home via their website.

 

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