ST. LOUIS- Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, welcomes the holiday season with its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday food donation program, which supports the local communities in which it operates by donating much-needed, high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger. Now through Giving Tuesday on November 30, customers can purchase pre-assembled bags of food for $4.99 as they’re checking out at the register at any of Save A Lot’s 760 participating stores nationwide. Each bag is stocked with private label and brand name food items, including pasta, stuffing mix, canned beans and other pantry staples from Save A Lot.
As the Bags for a Brighter Holiday program enters its sixth year, Save A Lot will also leverage the campaign to support No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. In addition to donating bags of food to local charities, the company will provide a matching $4.99 donation for every bag purchased on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30) to No Kid Hungry. Given that $1 invested can return up to 10 meals* for children in need, Save A Lot encourages all shoppers to help make an impactful difference for youth across the country.
In the wake of coronavirus, millions of children in the United States are still facing hunger – as many as one in six kids this year. No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure those children are fed, as the crisis continues and in the recovery to follow. Through a combination of emergency grants, strategic assistance, advocacy and awareness, No Kid Hungry is helping kids, families and communities get the resources they need.
“As many hopefully return to gathering with family and friends this holiday season, we continue to be reminded of the challenges millions face nationwide, and giving back to those in need is as important now as ever before,” said Tim Schroder, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Save A Lot. “With our Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, we encourage Save A Lot shoppers to help us make a direct and measurable impact aiding both those in our own communities as well as kids everywhere through our efforts to support No Kid Hungry on Giving Tuesday. Based on the past five years of success, I know that if we all come together, we can collectively make the holidays brighter for so many in need.”
“Every kid needs three meals a day to grow up healthy, happy and strong, yet millions are still missing those meals,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “Save A Lot’s support on Giving Tuesday comes at a pivotal moment for ensuring kids have access to the right foods they need to grow, and we couldn’t be more honored to collaborate with the brand and its shoppers to help end childhood hunger across America.”
Save A Lot believes everyone should have access to fresh, high quality food options in their hometown. Save A Lot focuses on offering everyday low prices on great tasting, high quality private label brands as well as national brand products, USDA-inspected meat cut fresh in store, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and other non-food items.
For more information about Save A Lot, the Bags for a Brighter Holiday program or to find a participating store, please visit SaveALot.com.
*Meal equivalency varies during COVID-19 relief. No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.
About Save A Lot
Founded in 1977, Save A Lot is one of the largest discount grocery store chains in the U.S. with approximately 1,000 stores in 32 states. Save A Lot remains true to its mission of being a hometown grocer, providing unmatched quality and value to local families. Customers enjoy significant savings compared to traditional grocery stores on great tasting, high quality private label brands, national brand products, USDA-inspected meat, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and other non-food items. For more information, visit SaveALot.com and follow Save A Lot on Facebook (facebook.com/savealot) and Instagram (@SaveALotFoodStores).
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 6 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.