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Parker's donates masks to Effingham Hospital
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Parker’s Chief of Staff Kate Smith, left, recently donated 600 KN95 face masks to representatives at Effingham Hospital in Springfield. - photo by Photo submitted

SPRINGFIELD — Parker’s, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader, recently donated 600 KN95 masks to frontline healthcare providers at Effingham Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Keeping our people safe so that they can continue to provide safe care for our patients is a top priority, said Dr. Fran Witt, CEO of Effingham Health System. “Thank you, Parker’s, for generously contributing valuable PPE for our team at Effingham Health System and helping us keep our community safe.”

To date, Parker’s has donated more than 7,0000 KN95 masks to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

“Fighting the coronavirus pandemic is a community effort,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We know there have been mask shortages throughout the region and want to make sure the doctors, nurses, clinicians and staff, who are providing exceptional healthcare to area residents, have the tools they need to stay safe while caring for patients.”

Founded in 1976, Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands. Parker’s gives back to every community where it does business through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, which donates a portion of gas sold at all Parker’s locations on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools, healthcare facilities and other important causes. To date, the company has given more than $7 million in local charitable donations.

Parker’s has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for five years and currently has 66 retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The company employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.

ABOUT PARKER’S: Known as America’s cleanest convenience store company, Parker’s is strategically redefining the nation’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and food service companies. Parker’s Kitchen, the new food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. The company’s popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 150,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $10 million to date. Learn more: