Nestle USA Joins Superior Grocers to Make Monetary Contribution to 144 Southern California Schools Partnership Provides $144,000 in Funds for Nutrition, Health and Wellness Education

 

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools in Southern California continue to face budget cuts that impact supplies and educational programs, Nestle USA and Superior Grocers, one of Southern California's largest independently-owned supermarket chains, continued their commitment to education today with a $144,000 donation to local schools.

Representatives from the 144-awarded schools were each presented with a $1,000 donation at a ceremony held at the Superior Grocers store in Montebello, CA. The funds will help further students' nutrition, health and wellness education, helping them achieve academic potential, physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well being.

"Nestle is committed to helping families eat healthy by providing healthier food and beverages while helping to further children's health education by supporting local schools," said Vanessa Rivera, Manager, Marketing Communications/Multicultural, Nestle USA.

Nestle USA and Superior Grocers started their school donation partnership in 2009 to ensure their shared commitment to supporting healthy families benefitted the grocery chain's area schools. Over the course of the last two years, more than $270,000 in combined funds, school supplies and books have been donated to Southern California schools.

"We are pleased to have Nestle USA join us in this important educational program," said Mimi Song, President & CEO of Superior Grocers. "In these difficult times, our local schools are in need of many basic supplies and teaching tools for students. We are happy to award these scholarships to the selected schools."

Nestle's contribution is awarded under its integrated consumer and shopper multi-brand program Construye el Mejor Nido ("Create the Best Nest"). Nestle launched the multi-brand program earlier this year to better connect with U.S. Hispanic families, using Nestle's nutrition, health & wellness expertise to help Hispanic consumers nurture a fulfilling family life. 

Superior Grocers is a big supporter of local schools, education and Southern California communities. Superior values the importance of the community's vitality and is committed to making a positive impact by supporting local programs that help make children and their families thrive.

About Nestle USA

Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestle USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2010 sales of $105 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or NestleNewsroom.com.

All trademarks are owned by Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland or are used with permission.

About Superior Grocers

Superior Grocers is a privately-held independent Supermarket chain serving Southern California with 38 stores in Southern California. It prides itself on providing Superior Quality, Superior Savings and Superior Value to the communities that it serves. Superior Grocers also believes in hiring from within its communities of service and to promote employees to management positions from within its own ranks.

SOURCE Nestle USA



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