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Food 4 Less charitable campaign to benefit Southern California Children's Hospitals

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Food 4 Less charitable campaign to benefit Southern California Children's Hospitals09:00 EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California based Food 4 Less is pleased to announce that it is raising funds to support children's hospitals in the communities its stores serve in Southern California.Customers and associates can support their local children's hospital through the supermarket chain's nonprofit arm, The Food 4 Less Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their neighborhood Southern California Food 4 Less store. The children's hospital fundraising campaign runs through May 25, 2013.Children's hospitals that will benefit from the program include:Children's Hospital Los Angeles Children's Hospital of Orange County Cottage Children's Hospital (Santa Barbara) Loma Linda Children's Hospital Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego) "Food 4 Less believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve," said Bryan Kaltenbach, Food 4 Less president. "We're pleased to extend our commitment to community service to our local children's hospitals. We cannot think of a better way to invest in our communities than by giving families and children hope through our support of the outstanding work these hospitals are doing to provide world-class medical care for children."Since 2005, Food 4 Less, its associates and customers have given more than $1 million to children's hospitals.About Food 4 Less:Headquartered in Los Angeles, Food 4 Less operates 146 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California. Last year, Food 4 Less contributed more than $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. Food 4 Less is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Food 4 Less, please visit our website at Food 4 LessFor further information: Kendra Doyel, +1-310-884-4141, Food 4 Less