Proceeds to be Donated to Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund
Company and its CARES Foundation to Match Shoppers’ Donations up to $10,000
Modesto, Calif. – August 16, 2023 – The Save Mart Companies has launched a Hawaii Wildfires Relief Fundraiser at all Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores throughout California and Western Nevada to support victims of the deadly wildfires on Hawaii’s island of Maui that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina. The Save Mart Companies operates approximately 200 Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores.
Save Mart, Lucky California and FoodMaxx shoppers can donate to the Hawaii Wildfires Relief Fundraiser at the check stand with all proceeds benefitting the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Donations will be printed on the receipt for a record of the tax-deductible donation.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of the deadly wildfires in Maui,” said Donovan Ford, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer at The Save Mart Companies. “This devastation is familiar to many residents in the communities we serve, and this fundraising effort is a convenient way for our shoppers to help support those faced with tremendous loss.”
In addition to the store-wide fundraising campaign, The Save Mart Companies and The Save Mart Companies’ CARES Foundation, collectively, are matching up to $10,000 of shoppers’ donations to aid the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund.
The Save Mart Companies’ CARES Foundation was established as a means of strengthening the communities served by Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores. Annually, the foundation contributes approximately a quarter of a million dollars in small grants to support community-based, non-profit organizations and operates with a separate board of directors maintaining a dedicated focus on supporting the company’s principle of giving back to the communities it serves in California and Western Nevada.
About The Save Mart Companies
The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company and a California- based grocer, operates approximately 200 Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores in California and Western 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. Proud to be California’s largest regional, full-service grocery chain throughout the region, the Company and its 14,000 team members take extra care to help provide customers with the freshest foods for their families at affordable prices. For more information on the company, please visit: www.TheSaveMartCompanies.com.
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