The Wawa Foundation is committed to
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Building Strong Communities
Championing life-saving research and care for people in need
Leading hunger relief effortsLearn more
Supporting the heroes making a difference every day
Heartfelt Thanks for Helping Us Help Others
Special thanks to our customers who supported our National Charity Partners and thousands of local charities in 2021.See the Impact Here
Special Olympics is a 2022 National Partner of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation.
All of us at Wawa are proud to help support the inspiring athletes who participate and compete in their local Special Olympics program.Learn more here
From the very start, when Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa store in 1964, he had a vision for a new kind of place that not only served customers, but gave back to its community. The company began finding ways Wawa could help the community that were extensions of what Wawa did naturally—helping care for neighbors, providing nutritious food and always being reliable and accessible.
In 2014, on Wawa’s 50th anniversary, that same legacy of giving was formalized and amplified with the establishment of The Wawa Foundation. Today, with the support of hundreds of partners and millions of customers and associates, Grahame’s initial commitment to building stronger communities continues across the same three areas that reflect Wawa’s history and purpose—championing life-saving research and care for people in need, leading hunger-relief efforts and supporting the heroes making a difference every day.