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Save-A-Lot Food Stores is lending a helping hand to shoppers looking to stretch their money in today’s economy by giving away the ingredients to prepare a hot spaghetti dinner.
The giveaway will take place Saturday, February 28 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at all nine stores. In addition, Save-A-Lot will make a matching contribution to regional Feeding America food banks.
"At its core, Save-A-Lot Food Stores is committed to helping families, and today that includes surviving this economic crisis," said Mark Colbo, regional director of Save-A-Lot. "With Fuel Your Family for Free, we hope to acknowledge residents' struggles and also want to call attention to the fact that this is a group effort; we are only a piece of the overall solution in the Pacific Northwest. Save-A-Lot believes we have the recipe for thriving in today's economy."
The Fuel Your Family for Free program was conceived in response to Save-A-Lot Food Stores' dedication to helping Pacific Northwest families by offering cost-saving meal solutions. At the same time, the company recognizes that many Northwest residents are going back to the basics, looking to eating healthier and consuming more meals at home.
Groceries will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis and will be distributed by way of a voucher system for those who come to the store. Shoppers can also visit http://www.fuelyourfamilyforfree.com/ to download a voucher -- no purchase is necessary.
Each shopper receives:
- 1 jar of Pastapali pasta sauce
- 1 box of Del Pino's Spaghetti noodles
- 2 cans of Wylwood vegetables (of customers' choosing)
- 1 package of Grissom's Brown & Serve Garlic Bread Sticks
- 1 eco tote bag
At the conclusion of the promotion, Save-A-Lot will tally the total number of dinners contributed and make a matching donation to regional Feeding America partners, including Oregon Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Food LifeLine. These partners will then distribute the meals to local food banks, shelters, and hunger relief centers surrounding the participating Save-A-Lot store locations.
Save-A-Lot Food Stores operates more than 1,150 value-oriented stores.