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Hy-Vee partners with Children & Families of Iowa to restore hope.

Des Moines, Iowa (October 7, 2019) — Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) recently received a $12,500 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. in support of CFI’s Kidsfest 2020, presented by Veridian Credit union. Kidsfest is Iowa’s largest two-day children’s festival featuring family friendly activities for children.

The donation will be used to support CFI’s fundraising efforts in support of Children & Families of Iowa’s programs.

“We are very grateful to Hy-Vee for their partnership in improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa,” said Amy Stapp-Arpy, CDO/VP of Development and Communications at CFI. “Kidsfest is a great opportunity to bring the kids out for a weekend of fun activities that raise money for programs that improve the lives of those struggling in our community!”

“Hy-Vee’s whole team is here to be a helpful smile to everyone we serve, and we share that commitment to helping others with Children & Families of Iowa,” said Brad Waller, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations for Hy-Vee. “We’re proud to partner with Children & Families of Iowa as they serve those in Iowa. We know that by working together, we can make a stronger community and a brighter future for all of us.”


About Children & Families of Iowa

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. Headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Osceola and Ottumwa, CFI provides services, such as: domestic violence prevention and intervention, teen programs, family support, early childhood development, mental health and substance abuse. The organization’s mission is to restore hope, build futures and change lives. Visit for more information.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

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Pictured left to right: Bo Schatzberg, CFI Board of Trustees Events Committee Chair; Heather Lee, Foundation for CFI Events Coordinator; and Bradley Waller, Assistant Vice President, Community Relations, Hy-Vee, Inc.

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