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Kohl’s to donate to the Community Food Basket Through A Community with Heart Program

Kohl’s gifts $8 million to nonprofits nationwide, including a Kohl’s Cares(R) grant of $100,000 for health and wellness of Ottawa-area families

Ottawa, IL, 03/01/2021 — The Community Food Basket of Ottawa announced today a $100,000 grant from Kohl’s A Community with Heart Program to help provide hunger-relief in LaSalle County. The funds will be used for facility upgrades and to expand the organization’s capacity to better serve the community.

“This donation is simply life changing for our organization,” said Marissa Vicich, Executive Director of the Community Food Basket. I often say that each donation we receive is vote of confidence in the work that we do, and it is clear that Kohl’s and their employees have placed so much trust in us. We do not take that responsibility lightly.”

Embracing the Spirit of the Season by Giving Back to Communities

Kohl’s grant to the Community Food Basket was made through Kohl’s A Community with Heart Program. In the spirit of giving with all of its heart this holiday season, Kohl’s, through its A Community with Heart Program, will donate $8 million in grants to selected nonprofit organizations across the country, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to family health and wellness. Kohl’s store teams and leaders across the country identified and nominated nonprofit recipients from 49 states that are near and dear to their hearts. The full list of selected grant recipients is available on

The donations are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to charitable organizations across the country that improve the health and wellness of families. To learn more about how Kohl’s gives back to communities nationwide, visit

The Community Food Basket is a 501(c)(3) food pantry located in Ottawa, IL. They have been continuously feeding the community in a spirit of love and compassion since 1998. The Community Food Basket remains ready to serve new and existing clients during their Client Choice Shopping hours: 9-11 AM Monday-Tuesday and 3-6 PM Wednesday-Thursday. For more details about their various services, please visit or call 815-431-0155.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of and the Kohl's App, Kohl's offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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