According to Feeding America, an average of one in eight residents still doesn’t know where his or her next meal will come from. It’s worse among children: one in six experiences food insecurity.
To help boost donations to local food banks during the holiday season, all Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores will once again hold the annual Holiday Give. Share. CARE! Drive, making it easier for shoppers to donate. At checkout, customers can tear off a coupon and hand it to the cashier.
A coupon for $2 feeds one person breakfast; $3 feeds one person lunch; and $5 feeds one person dinner.
The coupon shoppers choose will be added to their grocery bill, and the tax deductible contribution will be noted on their receipt. One hundred percent of all donations go to the local food bank assigned to each store.
Locally, Save Mart stores in Oakdale and Riverbank are participating in the campaign.
Last year, the Holiday Giving campaign brought in more than $326,000 collectively from the 200-plus family of stores for about 30 food banks throughout California and Northern Nevada. Donations at checkout are underway now and will end Friday, Dec. 28.