Alicia Rockwell, Public Affairs Director

209-548-6511 or 800-692-5710

Customers and Employees Raised Over $200,000 for Children’s Hospitals in Northern California and Nevada

This year’s campaign sets record!

Modesto, Calif., August 22, 2011– The plight of hospitalized children really caught the attentionof Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Foods’ customers andemployees during the company’s annual “Helping Hands, Healing Kids” icon campaign. Thestores sold paper icons for $1.00 in July, decorating walls and doors with signed icons.Enthusiastic employees got behind the campaign, including support offices, and once again,Save Mart’s shoppers stepped up to the plate with generous support…the total raised was arecord breaking $202,231!

Times may be tough but the ease of donating at the check stand coupled with so many havingfirsthand experience with the good work of Children’s Hospitals caused shoppers andemployees alike to purchase icons in support of children in need of medical care.

“We are excited about the enthusiasm shown by both our employees and customers in supportof Children’s Hospitals. These are challenging times financially but in giving even small amountsby many caring folks we can certainly make a difference.” Steve Junqueiro, President and COOof Save Mart Supermarkets.

Children’s Hospitals combine compassionate, personal care with sophisticated, state-of-thearttechnology to provide essential 24-hour care and services such as trauma, burn, neonatalintensive care and pediatric intensive care units to children from all counties in California andchildren with special needs from throughout the country and the world. Save Mart Supermarketsis proud to support Children’s Hospitals.

Save Mart Supermarkets operates 236 stores throughout Northern California and NorthernNevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, and FoodMaxxbanners. The privately-held company was founded January 17, 1952 and has always beenheadquartered in Modesto, California. More information about the company and its banners isavailable at,, and Itsconsumer relations group can be called toll-free at 800-692-5710.