For Immediate Release
March 20, 2020

Modesto, Calif.- The Save Mart Companies announced today that they are donating a truckload of high demand foods to help provide breakfast and lunch to school children who do not have access to school meals over the next few weeks. The Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus, the Food Bank of Monterey County, Central California Food Bank of Fresno and the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services will each receive several pallets of food including tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, apple sauce and cereal.

“With schools out for the time being, it’s important that we give some of what we have to ensure that local children who aren’t receiving daily school meals have access to healthy foods,” explains Nicole Pesco, Chief Executive Officer of The Save Mart Companies. “We can’t provide for all of the need, but we are doing what we can to ensure as many people as possible in our communities have access to safe, healthy meals.”

The company will continue to make donations to supplement school lunches as inventory becomes available.

The Save Mart Companies operates 205 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada under the banners of FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart. The Save Mart Companies is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to communities throughout California and Northern Nevada. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. For more information on the company, please visit:

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