LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralphs Grocery Company is pleased to announce that it is raising funds to support children's hospitals in Southern California.
Ralphs customers and associates can support their local children's hospital through the supermarket chain's nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their neighborhood Ralphs supermarket. The Children's Hospital fundraising campaign will run from February 1 to May 26, 2017.
Southern California children's hospitals that will benefit from the charitable fundraising drive include:
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Cottage Children's Medical Center (Santa Barbara)
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach
Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego)
"Ralphs believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve," said Valerie Jabbar, Ralphs president. "We're pleased to extend our commitment to our local children's hospitals and give families and children hope through the outstanding work these hospitals do to provide world-class medical care for children."
Since 2005, Ralphs, its associates and customers have given more than $2 million to children's hospitals in Southern California. This year, Ralphs has set a goal of raising $200,000 for children's hospitals.
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.