Round Up Program for Feeding America
Save A Lot Launches Round Up at the Register Program to Support Feeding America
New Charity Fundraising Program Allows Customers to Round Up Transactions to the Nearest Dollar Amount, with Proceeds Benefitting the Feeding America Network of Food Banks
ST. LOUIS (August 18, 2020) -- Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, this week rolled out a Round Up at the Register program at nearly 580 stores nationwide in partnership with Feeding America®. Proceeds from the new charitable program, which invites customers to make change with their change by rounding up their transaction total to the nearest dollar amount, will benefit Feeding America member food banks in their mission to end hunger in the their communities as well as other local charities identified by the store. The program will also help Save A Lot address the nationwide coin shortage in a meaningful way.
“As the go-to neighborhood grocery store for so many of our valued customers, Save A Lot is committed to making the lives of everyone in the communities we serve better every day, in every way,” said Kenneth McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of Save A Lot. “Now more than ever, local food banks need our help, and by joining forces with Feeding America to bring our Round Up at the Register program to life, we can help provide that much-needed support to our neighbors who need it most.”
At participating Save A Lot stores across the country, the “round up” can be applied to any transaction – whether made via cash, credit, debit or check. The program will generate a minimum donation of $100,000 to the Feeding America network to help provide food for neighbors in need.
“Feeding America estimates that an additional 17 million people may face hunger as a result of the pandemic. We are thankful to Save A Lot for its generous support of member food banks across the country during these challenging times,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. “Their support will make a difference for our neighbors who are struggling to put food on their tables.”
To-date in 2020, Save A Lot has donated nearly 1.6 million pounds of food to Feeding America member food banks across the country. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, it provides meals to more than 40 million people each year.
For more information about Save A Lot, the Round Up at the Register program or to find a participating store, please visit www.savealot.com.
About Save A Lot Founded in 1977, Save A Lot is one of the largest discount grocery store chains in the U.S. with over 1,000 corporate and licensed stores in 33 states and 14 wholesale distribution centers. Save A Lot remains true to its mission of adding unmatched value to its local communities. Every day. Every way. 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 SaveALot.com and follow Save A Lot on Facebook (facebook.com/savealot) and Instagram (@SaveALotFoodStores).