ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Salvation Army bell ringers will be in front of Schnucks stores this holiday season. The grocery chain is granting them an exception to their no solicitation policy.
“Our solicitation policy was reset earlier this year in response to customer feedback, but there was strong and unique community reaction to the impact it would have on The Salvation Army in particular. We listened. In this specific, special case, we acknowledge the great needs of the community and The Salvation Army’s unique ability to address these needs and made an exception in our policy to welcome them back – bells, kettles and all – and hope the community will contribute to the Salvation Army when they shop at Schnucks.” said Todd Schnuck, Chairman and CEO, Schnuck Markets in a statement to the media.
The Salvation Army will begin its holiday red kettle program November 18th and end December 24th at Schnucks locations.
The no solicitation policy was announced in August. It banned all solicitors at Schnucks area grocery stores including the Girl Scouts.