For Immediate Release

Save Mart and FoodMaxx Offer Shoppers Opportunity to Support Valley Children’s Hospital Research and Treatment Initiatives

In-Store Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off May 10

Modesto, Calif. – May 10, 2021 – The Save Mart Companies today announced that select Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores throughout the Central Valley are participating in this year’s fundraising campaign supporting Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. The healthcare network also has outpatient centers in Modesto, Merced, Bakersfield and Visalia. Money raised funds vital research and lifesaving treatment initiatives for children and families in the local community.

“We are pleased to partner with Valley Children’s Hospital to support critical research and medical treatment for children and families in the communities we serve and are delighted to offer our shoppers the opportunity to support the pediatric hospital services that make a difference to so many young lives throughout the Central Valley,” said Hal Levitt, senior vice president of retail operations for The Save Mart Companies.

Starting May 10, Save Mart and FoodMaxx shoppers will have the opportunity to donate $2, $3, and $5 through coupons available at checkout stands. Once scanned, the donation will be added to their total grocery bill. Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores throughout the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tuolumne counties are participating in this year’s campaign. All proceeds will benefit Valley Children’s Hospital.

“Valley Children’s is honored to partner with an outstanding corporate citizen like The Save Mart Companies, whose legacy of supporting Valley Children’s spans more than 35 years,” said Robert Saroyan, president of Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation. “We are grateful for The Save Mart Companies’ commitment to this annual campaign, their employees’ extraordinary efforts to raise funds, and their customers’ generous support.”

Valley Children’s Healthcare is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of children by providing them with the highest level of care to 1.3 million children since their doors opened in 1952. With the vision to improve access for all children in the Central Valley, Valley Children’s Hospital has extended their pediatric specialty care services throughout the region. Children receive the specialized pediatric care they need closer to home through Valley Children’s Hospital, specialty care centers, satellite NICUs and partner locations.

Following is a list of Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores participating in the Valley Children’s Hospital Fundraiser:

Save Mart Atwater 1701 Bellevue Rd
FoodMaxx Bakersfield 6300 White Lane
FoodMaxx Bakersfield 4128 Chester Ave
FoodMaxx Bakersfield 6465 Niles St.
FoodMaxx Bakersfield 4400 Ming Ave
FoodMaxx Bakersfield 9600 Hageman Rd
Save Mart Ceres 2920 East Whitmore Ave
Save Mart Chowchilla 1225 East Robertson Blvd
Save Mart Clovis 2179 Shaw Ave
Save Mart Clovis 1157 North Willow Ave
Save Mart Clovis 1835 Herndon Ave
FoodMaxx Clovis 1355 Shaw Ave
Save Mart Coalinga 275 West Forest Ave
Save Mart Exeter 1121 Visalia Rd
Save Mart Fresno 4041 East Ashlan Ave
Save Mart Fresno 2066 West Bullard Ave
Save Mart Fresno 7075 North Marks Ave
Save Mart Fresno 659 East Nees Ave
Save Mart Fresno 4043 West Clinton Ave
Save Mart Fresno 1107 East Champlain Dr.
Save Mart Fresno 4120 North West Avenue
Save Mart Fresno 6797 North Milburn Ave.
Save Mart Fresno 5750 North First St.
FoodMaxx Fresno 3241 West Shaw Ave.
FoodMaxx Fresno 5422 North Blackstone
FoodMaxx Fresno 1177 Fresno St.
FoodMaxx Fresno 5671 East Kings Canyon Rd
Save Mart Hanford 715 West Grangeville Blvd
Save Mart Kingsburg 909 Sierra St
Save Mart Lemoore 105 West Hanford-Armona Rd
Save Mart Lindsay 260 North Highways 65
Save Mart Los Banos 1400 Mercy Springs Rd
Save Mart Madera 1143 Country Club Dr; 1504 Howard Rd
FoodMaxx Merced 150 West Olive Ave; 1300 West Olive Ave
Save Mart Modesto 2100 Standiford Ave
Save Mart Modesto 801 Oakdale Rd
FoodMaxx Modesto 2020 West Briggsmore Ave.
Save Mart Modesto 3601 Pelandale Ave
Save Mart Oakdale 1449 East F St
Save Mart Patterson 1035 Sperry Rd
Save Mart Porterville 900 West Henderson Ave
Save Mart Reedley 1580 East Manning Ave
Save Mart Ripon 1453 Goodwin Dr
Save Mart Riverbank 2237 Claribel Rd
Save Mart Sonora 130 West Stockton Rd
Save Mart Sonora 1045 Mono Way
Save Mart Turlock 1631 Lander Ave;
Save Mart Turlock 2595 Geer Rd
FoodMaxx Turlock 1845 Countryside Lane
Save Mart Visalia 1591 East Noble Ave
Save Mart Visalia 3615 West Noble Ave
Save Mart Visalia 5203 West Walnut Ave
Save Mart Visalia 5201 West Goshen Ave
FoodMaxx Visalia 1550 North Ben Maddox Way

About The Save Mart Companies (TSMC)
The Save Mart Companies (TSMC) operates 203 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada under the banners Save Mart, Lucky California, Lucky, FoodMaxx, and MaxxValue Foods. In addition to its retail operation, TSMC 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: www.TheSaveMartCompanies.com.

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