ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday food donation program, which supports the local communities in which it operates by donating much-needed, high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger. Through December 31, customers can purchase pre-assembled bags of food for $4.49 as they’re checking out at the register at any of Save A Lot’s 825 participating stores nationwide. Each bag is stocked with private label and brand name food items, including pasta, stuffing mix, canned beans, meats and other pantry staples from Save A Lot. All bags will be donated to local food charities and pantries, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army and numerous regional food banks.
In its fifth year, the Bags for a Brighter Holiday program continues to grow donations year-over-year, with a 2020 goal of 100,000 bags donated. In 2019, Save A Lot customers donated 82,676 bags – more than $411,000 worth of food – to support families in need.
“Now more than ever, families across the United States are in need of our help and we’re thrilled to be bringing back the Bags for a Brighter Holiday program for the fifth year in which we, along with the help of local customers, can provide food to those in need,” said Kenneth McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of Save A Lot. “We strive to support the local communities in which we operate each and every day, and this program is a true partnership with our customers. Their generosity, which helps put smiles on families’ faces across the country during the holidays and beyond, is what makes this program so special.”
Hunger impacts millions of families across the United States each year and unfortunately, yet another result of the COVID-19 pandemic is that hunger has nearly tripled* between last year and August of this year. The Bags for a Brighter Holiday program, with help from valued Save A Lot customers, will benefit charities in need of assistance now more than ever before across the country in an effort to ensure families have food on the table during the holidays.
For more information about Save A Lot, the Bags for a Brighter Holiday 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).