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Jewel-Osco® & FOX Chicago Raise Over $2 Million in Food and Cash to Support Hunger Action Month

JEWEL-OSCO and FOX Chicago News announced today that through their aggressive campaign to collect food and monetary donations to support Hunger Action Month, the companies have raised $2,035,608 in combined food and cash donations.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 22, 2010 - (Itasca, Ill.) — JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, and FOX Chicago News announced today that through their aggressive campaign to collect food and monetary donations to support Hunger Action Month, the companies have raised $2,035,608 in combined food and cash donations.

Hunger Action Month, which takes place annually in September and is sponsored by Feeding America, is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging advocacy to combat hunger across the nation.  

This is the third consecutive year that FOX Chicago News and JEWEL-OSCO have teamed up for their Hunger Action Month campaign, called “Give a Little, Feed a Lot.”  The proceeds, collected at 182 JEWEL-OSCO stores, will be donated to five area food banks:  the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, the Midwest Food Bank and the River Bend Foodbank.

“Combating hunger is a top priority of JEWEL-OSCO’s community outreach efforts, and we are extremely proud of the generosity from our customers that enabled us to make these important donations,” said Keith Nielsen, President of JEWEL-OSCO.   “Our area food banks play a critical role in helping local families in need and we were excited to partner with FOX Chicago News to help advance these efforts during Hunger Action Month.”

JEWEL-OSCO used a comprehensive in-store promotion program, which included signage, point-of-sale donations and food collection bins, to encourage donations. Several vendors joined the campaign, adding to the total food collected.  JEWEL-OSCO associates also contributed to the fight against hunger by hosting “bowl-a-thons” across the Chicago area, with the proceeds being added to the Hunger Action Month collections.  
Meanwhile, FOX Chicago broadcast weekly live interviews, news reports and public service announcements, to help raise awareness about the need for hunger relief and to encourage donations.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with JEWEL-OSCO," said Mike Renda, Vice President and General Manager of WFLD and WPWR.  "This is such an important initiative for FOX Chicago and we’re proud to help our community.”


About JEWEL-OSCO
JEWEL-OSCO, a SUPERVALU company, operates 183 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.  With a market-leading position in Chicago, JEWEL-OSCO stores offer consumers the convenience of combined grocery and pharmacy retail, in addition to services such as fuel centers at select locations.  Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information about JEWEL-OSCO, please visit www.jewelosco.com or www.oscopharmacy.com.

About WFLD FOX Chicago
WFLD FOX Chicago is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.21 percent of U.S. television homes.  This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.

SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $38 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,270 stores composed of approximately 1,160 traditional retail stores, including 820 in-store pharmacies; 1,190 hard-discount stores, of which 870 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,920 independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 154,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

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Source:Karen May, Jewel-Osco
Phone:630-948-6211
City/Town:Itasca - Illinois - United States
Industry:Retail, Non-profit, Food
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