National program aims to recognize the good work of local organizations

ST. LOUIS, MO (SEPTEMBER 11, 2023) – Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the U.S., today announced the launch of Hometown Heroes, a nomination-based program designed to recognize the people and organizations making a difference in the communities our stores serve. Through the program, Save A Lot invites shoppers, Team Members or even the general public to nominate those doing good work in the community for the chance to win a $500 Save A Lot gift card. Up to five Hometown Heroes will be selected and recognized each quarter from the pool of nominations nationwide.

“I am always inspired by the deep generosity of our shoppers and their commitment to building and supporting the community around them,” said Mark Kotcher, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Save A Lot. “What better way to say ‘thank you’ than to empower them to identify and recognize the people and organizations who are making the greatest impact in the community.”

To participate, nominators may submit information about a person or organization at Nominations will be reviewed each quarter by a panel of Save A Lot employees and Retail Partners based on criteria including their impact, level of innovation and passion for their work. Proximity to a nearby Save A Lot and a connection to addressing hunger issues will also be considered as tie-breaking factors. The first subset of nominees will be posted on and shared for voting by customers on the company’s Facebook page January 6, 2024. Winners receiving a $500 gift card will be selected and notified on February 3, 2024. All winners will be announced and spotlighted in the Save A Lot newsroom. The contest will continue quarterly through September 2024.

For more information about Save A Lot and to nominate someone, please visit

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Contest ends September 2024. For Official Rules and eligibility, visit Sponsor: Save-A-Lot, Ltd., 400 Northwest Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO 63074.

About Save A Lot

Founded in 1977, Save A Lot is one of the largest discount grocery store chains in the U.S., with approximately 800 stores in 32 states. True to its mission of being a hometown grocer, Save A Lot provides unmatched quality and value to local families. Customers enjoy significant savings compared to traditional grocery stores on great tasting, high quality private label brands, national brand products, USDA-inspected meat, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and other non-food items. For more information visit and follow Save A Lot on Facebook (, Twitter (@savealot), and Instagram (@SaveALotFoodStores), or for more information on becoming a Save A Lot independent retail operator, visit

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