Buying pasta at Piggly Wiggly over the next two weeks will support education.

The Charleston-based supermarket chain with nearly 100 stores is selling Mueller’s Pasta for 99 cents per box through May 29. Twenty-five cents from the sale of each box will benefit S.C. Future Minds, up to $10,000.

S.C. Future Minds strives to connect private donors with every public school in South Carolina through statewide innovation efforts. The organization also runs the annual S.C. Teacher of the Year Award and hosts Teacher Appreciation Month each year, events that both Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. and Mueller’s Pasta support.

The grocery store chain donated hotel rooms to house all District Teachers of the Year during the Teacher of the Year celebration earlier this month, and Mueller’s Pasta will contribute more than eight tons of pasta to 160 S.C. public schools during this year. The pasta is used to host “Spaghetti Night” fundraisers for schools.

Mueller’s Pasta is made in Columbia, one of its four manufacturing sites in the U.S. It produces 320 million pounds of the 1 billion pounds of pasta consumed annually in the U.S.

“Piggly Wiggly is proud to forge this partnership with Mueller’s Pasta,” Piggly Wiggly spokesman Christopher Ibsen said. “It represents local companies banding together to support an important local cause like S.C. Future Minds that will enhance education for students throughout the state.”

Read more in Thursday’s editions of The Post and Courier.

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