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Save Mart Supports Valley Children’s Hospital
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The Save Mart Companies recently 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.

Save Mart and FoodMaxx shoppers 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.

Locally, Save Mart stores in Oakdale, Riverbank, Ripon, Ceres and Modesto are participating.

Oakdale’s store is at 1449 E. F St.; the Riverbank location is 2237 Claribel Road, in the Crossroads. Save Mart in Ripon is 1543 Goodwin Drive, the Ceres store is at 2920 E. Whitmore Ave., and there are four locations in Modesto, with Save Mart stores are 2100 Standiford Ave., 801 Oakdale Road and 3601 Pelandale Ave.; with a FoodMaxx at 2020 W. Briggsmore Ave.

The Save Mart Companies operates 203 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada under the banners of FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart. The Save Mart Companies is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to communities throughout California and Northern 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. For more information on the company, visit: