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‘Because Every Life Matters’ raises more than $13,000

January 23, 2017

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Ultra Foods customers donate funds to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

CHICAGO — Jan. 19, 2017 — Ultra Foods, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Making Change®, presented a check for more than $13,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer today.

The funds were raised in October 2016 during the ‘Because Every Life Matters’ breast cancer awareness point-of-purchase fundraiser in Ultra Foods stores across Chicago.

“We are grateful to the many customers that donated and showed support for those affected by breast cancer,”  said Chris Bengtson, vice president, public relations and community affairs, Ultra Foods. “We are certain that the funds raised during the ‘Because Every Life Matters’ campaign will postively impact those battling the disease.”

The campaign featured pink boards stocked with $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons at checkout stands at Strack and Van Til’s Riverfront Plaza location and all 11 Chicagoland Ultra Foods stores. Customers donated by selecting a coupon in the desired denomination and handing it to the cashier to be scanned. The 100 percent tax-deductible donation appeared on their final bill.



Gelson’s is “Making Change®” in their communities!

December 14, 2016
gelsons2016-2Gelson’s, a retail partner of Making Change®,  recently held a check presentation where $3,000 was donated to the non-profit organization, Step Up on Second, Inc.  Customers supported the campaign by selecting donation coupons at Gelson’s checkout stands. Donation amounts were tallied into the final grocery bill.
Step Up On Second, Inc. delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Find out more at

Founded in 1951, Gelson’s currently operates 25 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.   Find out more at

Publix Super Markets, Inc. to Kick off Food For All Campaign December 3!

December 2, 2016
Publix Super Markets (all divisions) will kick off their 2016 holiday season campaign tomorrow – Saturday, December 3!  Customers can support the campaign by selecting a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon at the checkout stand, and handing it to the cashier to scan.   Donations are 100% tax deductible, and support community-based non-profit organizations.
Customers can support the campaign through December 24.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. collected a total of $4,433,287.46 through the campaign in 2015.

Holiday Program in Stores through January 7!

November 16, 2016

2016-adams-holiday-boardMaking Change’s holiday campaign is in full swing! When you shop @ any of these fine retailers now through January 7, donate $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout stand and support community non-profit organizations.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible, and the retailers determine which worthy non-profits they’d like to fund with the program proceeds.
Adams Hometown Markets
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Dorothy Lane Market
Fresh Encounter (Community Markets, Great Scot Community Markets, Sack ‘N Save Supermarket, Chief, King Saver)
Gelson’s Markets
Grand Union Family Markets
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy
Harvest Foods
Pennington Quality Market
Pete’s Fresh Market
Seitter’s Market

Family Dollar Stores Running Campaign to Support Boys & Girls Clubs!

November 1, 2016

2016-family-dollar-campaign-boardKicking off November 1 through December 26, Family Dollar stores nationwide are running a campaign to support local and regional Boys & Girls Clubs! Support these efforts by donating $1, $3 or $5 at the register every time you shop.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  Lend a hand this holiday season!

2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October 28, 2016

The October 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is in full swing!

This year’s participants include:
  • Strack & Van Til (1 store) and Ultra Foods (11 stores)
  • Adam’s Hometown Market
  • Riesbeck’s
Support of these campaigns benefits community non-profit agencies dedicated to breast cancer research, education, support and more.  To participate in the campaigns, shoppers at these fine retailers simply select a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon at the register, hand it to the cashier to scan, and the amount is added to the final bill.  Campaign ends October 31.

Summer is Here – Benefit Local Anti-Hunger Efforts!

June 10, 2016

From June 1 – September 1, 2016, all Dorothy Lane Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Adam’s Hometown Markets and Draeger’s Markets will be running point-of-purchase campaigns to benefit locally-selected hunger relief organizations!  The Hunger is No Picnic & Hunger Knows No Season programs feature colorful boards and $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons, stationed at checkout stands.  Customers can support the fundraisers by handing a coupon to the cashier to scan, and the amount will be added to their grocery bill.

Lend a hand to a hungry neighbor in need this summer!