LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their Diabetes Awareness Month activities, supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less are inviting their customers to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and from October 12 through November 8, Ralphs and Food 4 Less are offering their customers the opportunity to help in the fight to stop diabetes by donating their spare change in specially-marked coin boxes located at the check stands in all Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores in Southern California. Also collecting funds to help stop diabetes will be 14 Food 4 Less stores serving the greater Chicago area, and 22 Foods Co stores serving Central and Northern California.
All funds raised will be donated to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in support of its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
"Ralphs and Food 4 Less are proud to support the ADA's efforts," said Kendra Doyel, vice president of Corporate Affairs for Ralphs and Food 4 Less. "We hope our support of the ADA and our ongoing commitment to help stop diabetes will encourage, inspire and empower people to live healthy lifestyles."
Ralphs and Food 4 Less are also supporting Diabetes Awareness Month by serving as a Presenting Sponsors of this year's ADA Los Angeles Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising and awareness walk on November 5 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. In addition to financial support, Ralphs and Food 4 Less are donating diabetes friendly snacks for walk participants to enjoy.
About Ralphs Grocery Company
Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 198 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com.
About Food 4 Less
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Food 4 Less operates 131 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California. Last year, Food 4 Less contributed more than $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. 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.
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