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
2022 Key Issue Grant Recipients Announced
Grant recipients announced for The Wawa Foundation Florida 10th Anniversary Fund and the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.Learn More
Check-Out Hunger® is a 2022 National Partner of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation.
Hunger has risen across America due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy. As many as 38 million people, including 12 million children, may face hunger in 2022 and beyond.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.