Smart & Final Stores Inc., the neighborhood warehouse grocery store, has launched an in-store donation program at select Southern California, Arizona and Nevada stores aimed to raise money and collect pasta-related items for the eighth annual PastaThon, a fundraising event organized by KFI AM640 for Caterina’s Club. A 501(c)3 non-profit, Caterina’s Club provides warm meals, affordable housing assistance and hospitality job training for youth homeless and low-income families throughout Southern California.
To participate in the food fundraiser, shoppers can speak to a cashier at their local, participating Smart & Final or Smart & Final Extra! store. Beginning now until Dec. 7, shoppers can make a $10 donation at the register and Smart & Final will in turn provide pasta, pasta sauce, forks, bowls and napkins to Caterina’s Club. Each $10 donation will provide 14 meals to kids in need. Shoppers can also make monetary contributions to support PastaThon through change canisters located at store registers.
For a list of participating stores, visit smartandfinal.com/pastathon.
In addition to helping customers contribute, Smart & Final and the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company, will donate pallets of food to the PastaThon fundraising event hosted by KFI AM640, happening on Dec. 7 at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.
“Smart & Final is honored to participate in PastaThon for the third consecutive year and to give back to such a worthy cause,” said Barbara Van Dine, VP, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “During this season of giving, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is especially dedicated to giving back to our local community.”
Throughout the year, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and nourishing the communities Smart & Final stores serve. The foundation aids nonprofit organizations impacting issues including hunger, disaster relief, local health and wellness, team sports and youth development and education. Most recently, Smart & Final and the charitable foundation raised more than $85,000 to support victims of the Butte and Woolsey fires affecting Southern and Northern California.