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Save A Lot Donates 185,000 Bags Of Food To Charities Across U.S.


With the help and generosity of its customers, Save A Lot has donated more than 185,000 bags of much-needed, high-quality food to local charities fighting hunger as part of its Bags for a Brighter Holiday effort. St. Louis, Missouri-based Save A Lot is one of the largest discount grocery chains in the U.S.

Throughout the holiday season, Save A Lot customers across the country supported their local communities by purchasing pre-assembled bags of food that were donated to local food charities and pantries, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army and numerous local and regional food banks. To further amplify the program’s impact, Save A Lot matched donation efforts for more than 200 top selling stores with a financial contribution to each store’s partner charity, totaling nearly $105,000 in additional local support.

The 2020 Bags for a Brighter Holiday effort exceeded its goal of 100,000 bags by 85 percent, with 185,481 bags of food purchased donated across the country. More than $830,000 worth of food – more than twice what was donated in the 2019 program – will feed families in need this season. 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. A total of 718 Save A Lot stores participated in the food donation program, with 27 stores selling more than 1,000 bags:

  • Traverse City, Michigan;
  • Tampa, Florida;
  • Florissant, Missouri;
  • Lexington, Tennessee;
  • Upper Sandusky, Ohio;
  • Hazard, Kentucky;
  • Whitwell, Tennessee;
  • St. Louis, Missouri;
  • Forestville, Maryland;
  • Brookhaven, Mississippi;
  • Tyrone, Pennsylvania;
  • Wellsville, Ohio;
  • North Collins, New York;
  • Clearwater, Florida;
  • South Williamsport, Pennsylvania;
  • Albany, Kentucky;
  • Ontario, New York;
  • Monticello, Kentucky;
  • North Tonawanda, New York;
  • LaFollette, Tennessee;
  • Canton, Ohio;
  • Lock Haven, Pennsylvania;
  • London, Kentucky;
  • Cookeville, Tennessee;
  • Athens, Texas; and
  • Inez, Kentucky. 

“We’re humbled by the success of our Bags for a Brighter Holiday program this year, especially during such a challenging year for most,” said Kenneth McGrath, CEO of Save A Lot. “We’ve really seen communities come together and support families in need, which is what this program is all about. It is a true representation of the generosity and support of each of our valued customers, and we can’t thank them enough for helping local families in need when it matters most.”

The Bags for a Brighter Holiday program runs from November through December each year.

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