WORTHINGTON - Fareway Stores Inc., in partnership with Variety - the Children’s Charity, recently awarded five bikes to local children in need through the Worthington Area YMCA. The contribution is part of a round-up at the register campaign that took place in all Fareway Stores locations.

“Every child should have the opportunity to have his or her own bike, and thanks to Variety’s Bikes for Kids program, bikes, helmets, and locks are being provided to area children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get a new bike,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We want to thank our generous customers who have made today’s donation a reality.”

“Fareway is a strong supporter and long-standing partner of Variety - the Children’s Charity,” said Sheri McMichael, Variety Executive Director. “Through this donation, we are making a difference in the daily lives of children in Worthington. Thank you to all who rounded up to support Variety and the children we serve.”

Proceeds were raised through donations at all Fareway Stores locations. The round-up at the register campaign allowed customers to round-up to the next dollar or provide an additional donation at the time of grocery purchase.