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The Save Mart Companies Raise $71K For Hawaiian Wildfire Relief

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Modesto, California-based The Save Mart Companies has raised more than $71,000 via an in-store Hawai’i Wildfires Relief fundraiser.

In addition to donations made by shoppers and store employees, the grocer and The Save Mart Companies’ CARES Foundation contributed $10,000. All of the funds will go to the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund.

“The Save Mart Companies’ Hawai’i Wildfire Fundraiser deeply resonated in the communities we serve in California and Nevada,” said Donovan Ford, SVP, chief operations officer. 

“We are extremely grateful for the donations made by our generous shoppers and store associates. We hope their donations, and the contributions made by the company and our CARES Foundation, help in the recovery for those affected by the devastating fires on Maui.”

Last month, the company launched the wildfire relief fundraiser at all of its Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx stores throughout California and western Nevada.

The foundation, which operates with a separate board of directors, contributes about $250,000 in small grants to support nonprofits.

About The Save Mart Companies

The Save Mart Companies, a Kingswood Capital Management LP portfolio company, operates about 200 Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx stores in California and western Nevada. 

In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates SMART Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries, which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. 

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