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Shop ’N Save is teaming up with Del Monte Foods, the St. Louis Area Foodbank and other community allies to urge customers to “Lend a Can” to combat hunger.
The program, aimed at helping hungry people and pets, will be in Shop ’N Save stores through Oct. 13. During that time, select schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area will also participate in “Lend a Can” by hosting food drives. Proceeds raised will benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Five Acres Animal Shelter, the only no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County, Mo.
“We are excited about our involvement with the ‘Lend a Can’ campaign,” said Shop ’N Save president Marlene Gebhard. “As a grocery retailer, providing hunger relief is very important to us, so we are pleased to have this opportunity to help those in need, including beloved pets.”
Signs at Shop ’N Save stores will encourage customers to donate canned goods and pet food at participating metro-area schools. The school that collects the most pounds of food will receive $2,500; five second-place schools will each receive $1,000.
In addition to the food drive, Del Monte will donate 25 cents for each Meow Mix, Pup-Peroni and Kibbles ‘n Bits item purchased at Shop ’N Save, with the funds benefiting Five Acres Animal Shelter. Shoppers have the opportunity to be rewarded during the campaign as well. Customers who purchase 10 cans of Del Monte canned goods at any Shop ’N Save store can receive a $5 gift card from the retailer by mail-in rebate.