Smith’s Food & Drug is again offering customers a convenient way to reach out and help others during the Holiday Season. Beginning November 10 and continuing through December 28, customers may add a $1, $5 or $10 donation to their grocery orders. 100 percent of the contribution will then be converted into Smith’s gift cards for local food banks to then purchase meat, grocery items, dairy or other needed items at Smith’s cost.
Smith’s is a leader in support for local food banks throughout its seven states of operation. In addition to cash support, each day stores donate nutritious but unsellable foods to local food banks. In 2014 enough food was contributed this way to create 8,000 more meals every day for families and individuals served through food bank and pantry networks.
“This is yet another way in which our resources, combined with the support of our associates and customers, work together to make a positive impact on our communities,” said Marsha Gilford, Smith’s vice president public affairs. “It only takes a few dollars to provide what may be the only meal a person receives in a day.”
Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, operates 139 stores in seven western states. Smith’s charitable giving, in partnership with 15,600 associates, generous customers and suppliers, totaled $11 million in cash and food products to nonprofit organizations in 2014. More information may be found at www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.
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