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Save A Lot Donates More than 185,000 Bags of Food to Charities Across the Country

January 13, 2021 GMT
Discount grocery chain Save A Lot gives back to the local communities it operates in through its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, which has donated more than 185,000 bags of high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger. SaveALot.com. (Photo: Business Wire)
Discount grocery chain Save A Lot gives back to the local communities it operates in through its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, which has donated more than 185,000 bags of high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger. SaveALot.com. (Photo: Business Wire)

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2021--

With the help and generosity of its valued customers Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, has donated more than 185,000 bags of much-needed, high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger as part of its Bags for a Brighter Holiday effort. Throughout the holiday season, Save A Lot customers across the country supported their local communities by purchasing pre-assembled bags of food that were donated to local food charities and pantries, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army and numerous local and regional food banks. To further amplify the program’s impact, Save A Lot matched donation efforts for more than 200 top selling stores with a financial contribution to each store’s partner charity, totaling nearly $105,000 in additional local support.

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Discount grocery chain Save A Lot gives back to the local communities it operates in through its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, which has donated more than 185,000 bags of high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger. SaveALot.com. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 2020 Bags for a Brighter Holiday effort exceeded its goal of 100,000 bags by 85 percent, with 185,481 bags of food purchased donated across the country. More than $830,000 worth of food – more than twice what was donated in the 2019 program – will feed families in need this season. Each bag is stocked with private label and brand name food items, including pasta, stuffing mix, canned beans, meats and other pantry staples from Save A Lot. A total of 718 Save A Lot stores participated in the food donation program, with 27 stores selling more than 1,000 bags:

  • Traverse City, Mich. (1115 S. Garfield Ave.)
  • Tampa, Fla. (2271 E. Bearss Ave.)
  • Florissant, Mo. (468 N. Lindbergh Blvd.)
  • Lexington, Tenn. (421 S. Broad St.)
  • Upper Sandusky, Ohio (415 West Church St.)
  • Hazard, Ky. (163 Citizens Lane)
  • Hazard, Ky. (52 Grand Vue Plaza)
  • Whitwell, Tenn. (13205 Highway 28)
  • St. Louis (91 N. Oaks Plaza)
  • Forestville, Md. (7782 Marlboro Pike)
  • Brookhaven, Miss. (840 Brookway Blvd.)
  • Tyrone, Pa. (111 W 13 th St.)
  • Wellsville, Ohio (325 Wells Ave.)
  • North Collins, N.Y. (10833 Main St.)
  • Clearwater, Fla. (1209 Cleveland St.)
  • South Williamsport, Pa. (1215 W Sern Ave.)
  • Albany, Ky. (415 Burkesville Road)
  • Ontario, N.Y. (1250 State Route 104)
  • Monticello, Ky. (1500 N Main St.)
  • North Tonawanda, N.Y. (1365 Nash Road)
  • LaFollette, Tenn. (2010 Jacksboro Pike)
  • Canton, Ohio (2928 Cleveland Ave S.)
  • Lock Haven, Pa. (120 E Walnut St.)
  • London, Ky. (21 Middle Ground Way)
  • Cookeville, Tenn. (116 South Willow Ave.)
  • Athens, Texas (505 S. Palestine St.)
  • Inez, Ky. (6127 Bypass Route 645)

     

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“We’re humbled by the success of our Bags for a Brighter Holiday program this year, especially during such a challenging year for most,” said Kenneth McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of Save A Lot. “We’ve really seen communities come together and support families in need, which is what this program is all about. It is a true representation of the generosity and support of each of our valued customers, and we can’t thank them enough for helping local families in need when it matters most.”

The Bags for a Brighter Holiday program runs from November through December each year. For more information about Save A Lot or the Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, please visit www.savealot.com.

About Save A Lot

Founded in 1977, Save A Lot is one of the largest discount grocery store chains in the U.S. with approximately 1,000 stores in 33 states and 14 wholesale distribution centers. Save A Lot remains true to its mission of being a neighborhood grocer, providing unmatched quality and value to local families. Customers enjoy significant savings compared to traditional grocery stores on great tasting, high quality private label brands, national brand products, USDA-inspected meat, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and other non-food items. For more information, visit SaveALot.com and follow Save A Lot on Facebook ( facebook.com/savealot ) and Instagram ( @SaveALotFoodStores ).

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Ally Potter,savealot@icrinc.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER PHILANTHROPY SUPERMARKET FOOD/BEVERAGE PHILANTHROPY FUND RAISING DISCOUNT/VARIETY FOUNDATION RETAIL

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