SANTA ANA, Calif., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralphs/Food 4 Less has made a generous donation to support Olive Crest programs. This donation supports the work of Olive Crest to end the destructive cycle of child abuse and make it easier for at-risk youth and families to grow into healthy productive citizens.
Many families living below the poverty line face impossible decisions every day: whether to buy food or pay rent? Leave an abusive spouse and starve? Or stay in an abusive relationship to keep the children fed? These dilemmas put children in precarious predicaments that result in child abuse.
Olive Crest treats the entire family. The goal is to end situations that produce abuse and neglect. The Stop Hunger, Stop Child Abuse Campaign benefits from donations like this from Ralphs and Food 4 Less. It is crucial to provide nutritious food to the more than three-thousand children and families the organization serves each day.
"Olive Crest appreciates the support of Ralphs and Food 4 Less," says Rhonda Tagge, National Development Director for Olive Crest. "Their significant support means Olive Crest can place children without options into safe situations. We greatly appreciate the remarkable kindness demonstrated by their steadfast dedication to our work."
Olive Crest's Tools for Success include: counseling, education and the development of life skills. From college and vocational scholarships down to nurturing every aspect of healthy children, this donation will contribute immeasurably to their success in life. Ralphs/Food 4 Less' involvement offers crucial support to Olive Crest. It will help Olive Crest construct the building blocks of accomplishment for marginalized children and young adults. Olive Crest offers: a specialized school designed for at-risk youth, housing, tutoring, job readiness, computer training, school supplies and backpacks.
"Ralphs and Food 4 Less are honored to support the incredible work and mission of Olive Crest," said Kendra Doyel, VP Public Relations and Government Affairs for Ralphs and Food 4 Less. "Our long standing partnership is making a difference for children and families, and we look forward to continuing our shared vision for strong communities."
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation donates millions of dollars to Southern California nonprofits. The foundation focuses on five core areas of giving: hunger relief, women's health, K-12 education and children's services, the environment and multiculturalism. Company team members are encouraged to act in their own neighborhoods.
Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 197 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.
About Olive Crest
Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of more than 70,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. The organization works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents.
Olive Crest's many innovative programs reflect a conviction that strengthening the family is the most powerful way to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and the families it serves even after they have graduated from the organization's programs.
Olive Crest serves over 3,500 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. For information, call 714-543-KIDS or visit www.olivecrest.org.
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