LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermarket partners Ralphs Grocery Company and Food 4 Less Stores today announced that they raised $298,065.80 to support children's hospitals in the communities their stores serve through a check stand fundraising campaign.
The supermarket partners thanked their customers and associates for their generosity in making this year's Children's Hospital Fundraising Campaign a success.
"The overwhelming support we received for our children's hospital campaign only strengthens our commitment to support the outstanding work children's hospitals are doing to provide world-class medical care and help children and families have a healthy future," said Myeisha Gamino, Corporate Affairs Director for Ralphs/Food 4 Less. "Our donation in excess of $298,000 is a direct result of the dedication of our great associates and the generosity of our customers."
During the four-month children's hospital fundraising campaign, customers were encouraged to donate their spare change in specially-marked coin canisters located at the check stands in all Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores in Southern California and the greater Chicago area, and Foods Co stores in Central and Northern California. Money raised from the campaign will benefit the following children's hospitals:
- Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
- Children's Hospital of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA)
- City Of Hope (Duarte, CA)
- Cottage Children's Medical Center (Santa Barbara, CA)
- La Rabida Children's Hospital (Chicago)
- Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (Loma Linda, CA)
- Long Beach Miller Children's Hospital (Long Beach, CA)
- Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego, CA)
- UC Davis Children's Hospital (Davis, CA)
- UC San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital (San Francisco, CA)
- UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital (Los Angeles)
- Valley Children's Healthcare (Madera, CA)
"Our annual children's hospital fundraising campaign is an important part of Ralphs and Food 4 Less' ongoing commitment to helping families," said Gamino. "Together, with our customers and associates, we're dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those who live and work in the diverse communities our stores serve."
Since 2005, Ralphs and Food 4 Less have provided more than $3.5 million to support children's hospitals in the communities their stores serve.
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 130 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 and Foods Co combined to contribute more than $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations. 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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SOURCE Ralphs Grocery Company; Food 4 Less