LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Food 4 Less, the nation's largest price-impact supermarket chain, invites customers to help support local food banks and families in need through a special fund-raising campaign that kicks off November 10. In addition, the supermarket chain's Foods Co Division is also collecting donations for food banks in Central and Northern California.
Food 4 Less and Foods Co customers and associates can support food banks in their community this holiday season 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 Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, southern Nevada and the greater Chicago area, and at Foods Co supermarkets in Central and Northern California. The fundraising campaign begins November 10, 2013.
All donations will be given to food banks and hunger relief organizations in the communities served by Food 4 Less and Foods Co in California, southern Nevada, and the greater Chicago area.
"Assisting people who need help during the holidays and throughout the year is a Food 4 Less priority," said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less/Foods Co. "This checkstand fundraising campaign provides an opportunity for our customers and associates to drive funds to local food banks to help hungry families this holiday season."
Food banks benefiting from this year's holiday "Bringing Hope to the Table" fundraising campaign include: Central Valley Food Bank (Fresno), Feeding America San Diego, FIND Food Bank (Indio), Food Share (Oxnard), Greater Chicago Food Depository, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, San Francisco Foodbank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and Three Square Food Bank (Las Vegas).
Food 4 Less' ongoing commitment to bring as much food as possible to hungry families also includes its company-wide Perishables Donations Partnership (PDP) program. The program allows fresh, wholesome food such as meat, produce and dairy products to be donated directly from Food 4 Less and Foods Co stores to local food banks that are able to safely handle perishable foods.
Food 4 Less has donated more than 1 million pounds of perishable foods and more than $267,000 to food banks this year. This represents more than 1.6 million meals for hungry families.
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 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.