Few things matter more than providing nourishing food for your family. But for many across the nation, cost, distance, and limited access have created food insecurity in their homes or communities. That’s why we’re here for customers with nearby locations and healthier food options for all, as well as a growing network of fresh and DG Better for You foods.
Food access in rural America.
We proudly serve thousands of rural communities, many of which are considerable distances from the nearest supermarket. In doing so, we’re able to ensure the foods families rely on are accessible and affordable, in towns all across America.
DG Better for You options.
We believe making better food choices begins with having better options—and at Dollar General, that starts with DG’s Better for You. Featuring a wide array of dietician-created recipes using foods available in every DG store and products that provide options with less sugar, sodium, and saturated and trans fats, we’re working to ensure “better” and “easy” go hand in hand.
Fresh fruits & vegetables.
Creating greater access to affordable, fresh foods is critical to addressing food insecurity, providing healthier options for our communities, and helping millions build better relationships with what they eat. That’s why we’re in the process of bringing fresh produce to up to 10,000 total stores.
Every community is distinct—each with its own unique opportunities and character. And when we open our doors, we’re opening more than a store. We’re making a commitment to serve our hometown communities, offering services and everyday essentials needed to thrive and creating meaningful careers.
Unlocking opportunity through education.
Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation invests in community organizations that create access to life-changing literacy skills for adults, children and families alike. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $216 million to schools, libraries, nonprofits and others, positively impacting more than 15 million people.
Fighting food insecurity.
To expand access to nutritious food resources in otherwise underserved communities, we partnered with Feeding America to help double their nationwide footprint. In addition to a $1 million donation, we’re also planning to provide up to 20 million meals annually through in-kind donations of perishable foods to community food banks across the country.
Stepping when disaster strikes.
Communities are more than where we operate stores—they’re our hometowns. And when the worst happens, we weather it with our neighbors. Together with the American Red Cross and the World Central Kitchen, we’re able to serve by providing needed essentials for the recovery—and the rebuilding—to begin.
At Dollar General, we don’t just employ people—we offer our team the opportunity to grow and develop. From access to education and career advancement to benefits and support from our Employee Assistance Foundation, our employees are part of the DG family, and we are here for each other.
Meaningful career growth.
Through a variety of world-class training and development opportunities and a commitment to internal promotions and placements, we offer our employees paths to rewarding career growth and advancement.
Continuing educational opportunities.
Whether it’s earning a diploma, offering immediate family members the opportunity to pursue a degree of their own or always wanting to learn more, we ensure our employees have access to meaningful educational opportunities.
Help where it counts.
Our mission of Serving Others includes being there for our employees during personal times of need. Funding mostly by the Company and employees, the Dollar General Employee Assistance Foundation provides financial assistance to colleagues in their times of need.