Shoppers Donate $5, $10, $15 or $20

Modesto, Calif., November 28, 2012 – Starting Friday November 30, the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets – Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, and Lucky will display four bags of groceries available for “purchase,” with the funds going to local food banks.

The bags provide shoppers a visual reminder of how much food can be provided to a food bank for their donation of $5, $10, $15, or $20 when checking out. The money collected is donated to each store’s local food bank guaranteeing neighbors are helping neighbors. Donations will be accepted through January 2, 2013.

“Hunger is a very serious issue in our country that often goes overlooked,” says Steve Junqueiro, President and COO, Save Mart Supermarkets. “Sadly, more than 50 million Americans, or one in six of our neighbors, struggle to put food on their tables. That’s why we are encouraging our loyal shoppers to join with us to help feed those around us.”

Last year our generous customers donated $148,350 for local food banks. This year Save Mart’s Holiday Shares food donation drive, along with its “Fresh Food Rescue” program, will once again help local food banks give the gift of a full stomach to many this holiday season and throughout the year.

About Save Mart Supermarkets
Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates 226 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, 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, please visit,, and