Parker’s Kitchen – America’s cleanest convenience store company, with retail stores serving award-winning Southern-inspired food throughout the metro Charleston, S.C. area – recently donated 700 KN95 face masks to frontline healthcare providers at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Roper St. Francis Healthcare is touched by the overwhelming kindness of Parker’s Kitchen for donating masks that will help in keeping our teams safe while they care for our patients,” said Scott Ferguson, supply chain director for Roper St. Francis Healthcare. “Delivering quality, safe care is the hallmark of our brand, and we are thankful for the generosity of Parker’s Kitchen and so many other community partners who have stepped forward during these unprecedented times.”
Parker’s Kitchen and its parent company, Parker’s, have donated more than 7,000 face masks to hospitals and healthcare providers across South Carolina and Georgia over the past six weeks, including Pruitt Health in Moncks Corner, S.C. and Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C.
“We’re deeply grateful to all the doctors, nurses, clinicians and staff who are providing exceptional healthcare to area residents throughout the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We know there have been mask shortages throughout the region and want to make sure area healthcare workers have the Personal Protective Equipment they need to stay safe while caring for patients.”
Founded in 1976, Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest retail stores. Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen give back to every community where they do business through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, which donates a portion of gas sold at all Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen locations on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools, healthcare facilities and other important causes. To date, the company has donated more than $7 million in local charitable donations.
Parker’s has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for five years and currently operates 66 retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The company employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.
ABOUT PARKER’S KITCHEN:
Known as America’s cleanest convenience store company, Parker’s Kitchen is strategically redefining the nation’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s Kitchen, the food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and food service companies. The company’s popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 150,000 members, has saved customers more than $10 million to date. Learn more: www.parkerskitchen.com.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
America’s Best Convenience Stores – Food and Wine
2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year – The Shelby Report
2019 Fastest Growing Companies in America - Inc. 5000
2018 Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year - Convenience Store News
Top 10 U.S. Gas Station Brands – Gas Buddy
50 Most Influential People in Convenience Store History - Convenience Store News
Best Convenience Store - Savannah Morning News Readers’ Choice Awards
Best Convenience Store - Savannah Magazine Best of Savannah Awards
Best Convenience Store - Statesboro Herald “Best in the ‘Boro” Awards
Best Convenience Store - Bryan County Now “Best of Bryan” Awards
Regional Economic Impact Award - Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Best Convenience Store - Island Packet
Most Fab Convenience Store - Effingham Herald
Most Fabulous Gas Station – Effingham Living
Wayne County's Favorite Convenience Store – Jesup Press-Sentinel
Citizen of the Year Award – Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club
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