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Save Mart stores collect nearly $130,000 for Haiti

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POSTED January 22, 2010 2:45 a.m.
MODESTO – During the first week of in-store collections for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, the customers and employees of Save Mart Supermarkets – Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores – have raised nearly $130,000 to benefit the American Red Cross.

The stores will continue to collect donations of any amount through the close of business on Monday, February 1. Customers and employees are welcome to make a contribution at the check stand, and their receipts will itemize the amount donated to the Red Cross. As with any purchase, cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards will be accepted.

“Our thanks go to our customers and employees. We are very proud that they have stepped up to the plate and given generously to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti,” said Steve Junqueiro, President and COO of Save Mart Supermarkets. “Although the economy is challenging and California and Nevada residents are concerned about the effects of the current series of winter storms, we have all realized that our situation is not – as the media have described Haiti’s – apocalyptic.”

Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates more than 240 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx banners. Headquartered in Modesto, Calif. since the company was founded in 1952, Save Mart Supermarkets has always believed in supporting local suppliers and producers, and is actively engaged with the charities and causes of the communities where its stores do business. For more information on the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets, visit www.SaveMart.com, www.LuckySupermarkets.com, and www.FoodMaxx.com.
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