LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California-based Food 4 Less is pleased to announce that it is raising funds at the checkstands in its supermarkets to support after-school education programs. In addition, the supermarket chain's Foods Co Division is collecting donations for after-school programs.
Food 4 Less and Foods Co customers and associates can support after-school programs in their local schools through the supermarket chain's nonprofit arm, The Food 4 Less/Foods Co Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their neighborhood Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, southern Nevada and greater Chicago, and Foods Co supermarkets in Central and Northern California. The after-school program fund-raising campaign will run from August 18 through November 9, 2013.
"The support of after-school programs is an important cause to Food 4 Less, Foods Co and our customers," said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less/Foods Co. "By simply donating their spare change into the donation canisters located at each checkstand in our stores, Food 4 Less and Foods Co customers will be able to make a huge difference in supporting after-school programs that inspire and empower young people in our communities."
Together with their customers, Food 4 Less and Foods Co contributed more than $300,000 in 2012 to programs focused on educating our youth, including after-school enrichment programs.
About Food 4 Less
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Food 4 Less operates 146 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California. Last year, Food 4 Less and Foods Co combined to contribute more than $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations. Food 4 Less is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Food 4 Less, please visit our website at www.food4less.com.
SOURCE Food 4 Less/Foods Co