Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have announced a combined $5 million pledge in support of racial equity.
“[The] announcement reflects Dollar General’s commitment to putting words into actions by providing funding to organizations that are working to accelerate racial equity,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “At Dollar General, our mission of Serving Others and our core values, which include respecting the dignity and differences of others, are the cornerstones of our culture and operations. We continue to work toward a world that reflects our mission and values and remain committed to ensuring they are evident in all we do.”
These funds are expected to be distributed to national and local organizations focused on literacy, education and racial and social justice.
Dollar General operated 16,500 stores in 46 states as of May 1, 2020.