Hy-Vee Director May shares vision with Perry Lions

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Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt May, center, was welcomed to the Wednesday meeting of the Perry Lions Club by Lions Jack Shelker, left, and Gary Becker.


Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt May was the guest speaker at this week’s Perry Lions Club meeting.

May passed out red holiday seedless grapes to the club members, a new variety of grape Hy-Vee now carries. He described the U.S.-grown grapes as his best-tasting.

May also gave a brief account of his life. He is married and has three children, and he and his family moved to Perry about one month ago after purchasing Perry Mayor Jay Pattee’s house on First Avenue.

May has been with Hy-Vee for 16 years and worked at the Ankeny Hy-Vee and a Hy-Vee in southern Minnesota before coming to Perry.

He spoke about the current amenities of the Perry Hy-Vee and all of the special services and products offered by the store, including:

  • A food recycling bin,
  • A community garden in conjunction with the food pantry,
  • Donation of bakery goods to the food pantry,
  • A weekly in-store dietitian to assist customers in planning healthy meals,
  • Flu, pneumonia and shingles shots in the pharmacy department,
  • On-line shopping and delivery of groceries,
  • The gasoline fuel saver card program

May ended his talk by telling the Perry Lions about his long-term goal for the Perry Hy-Vee, He said he wants to make it the friendliest and cleanest store, offering the best deals and making shopping at Hy-Vee a good overall shopping experience.

Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt May shared his vision for the Perry grocery store with members of the Perry Lions Club.
Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt May shared his vision for the Perry grocery store with members of the Perry Lions Club.

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