July 26, 2017

Discover And Jewel-Osco Join Together In Effort To Fight Hunger

One Discover Card Purchase Equals One Donated Meal to Feeding America When

Shopping at Jewel-Osco

RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 26, 2017 – Today, Discover joined with Jewel-Osco in a campaign to fight hunger in Illinois, a problem affecting one in eight people nationwide, according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

The two-month campaign will give Discover cardmembers the opportunity to take action against hunger and help a local Feeding America® food bank by making a purchase on their Discover card at Jewel-Osco stores from July 26 through September 26, 2017. For every Discover card purchase, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) to Feeding America, a United States -based nonprofit organization, up to $500,000.

“We are excited about the opportunity to join with Jewel-Osco as an extension of Discover’s commitment to make a difference throughout our home state of Illinois,” said Maureen Powers, vice president of rewards for Discover. “Hunger is a problem impacting the lives of so many Americans, and Discover is proud to work with Jewel-Osco and support Feeding America as they continue to provide access to healthy meals for those in need.”

“Hunger relief is an issue that Jewel-Osco takes very seriously” said Doug Cygan, President of Jewel-Osco. “We have a history of working with many food banks in the Chicagoland area and believe this campaign is a step in the right direction.”

Serving in our local communities is a value embedded in Discover’s Corporate Responsibility program. Discover employees throughout the country support their local food banks every year through food drives and volunteerism. In addition, Discover supports those food banks with funding to help them provide support to local families.

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About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit

About Jewel-Osco

Jewel-Osco was founded in 1899 and is owned by New Albertsons, Inc. The grocery and drug retailer has 187 locations encompassing Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Iowa, and employs 31,000 associates. For more information log onto and follow on social media at,,, and

Matt Towson