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January 2, 2018 > Non-profits receive funds to feed those in need

Non-profits receive funds to feed those in need

Submitted By Nannette Miranda

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation and Lucky Supermarkets are pleased to announce that nine organizations throughout California received grants. Two are located in the East Bay.

The Oakland non-profit Covenant House received $5000. The Save Mart Companies developed a relationship with Covenant House because of its ties with the Warriors, who, helped this non-profit back in 2015. The Save Mart Companies is the parent company of Lucky Supermarkets, and Lucky is the Official Grocer of the Golden State Warriors. This grant will help feed homeless youth at Covenant HouseÕs YEAH! center in Berkeley, an overnight shelter that accommodates 30 young people, who are fed a fresh, fully-cooked dinner and breakfast, thanks in part to this funding.

FremontÕs Family Resource Center also received $5000. The city of Fremont is a first-time recipient of a C.A.R.E.S. grant, which will feed the homeless staying at the Winter Warming Center. The funding comes in the form of gift cards good at any Lucky Supermarkets store. The food budget is one of the shelterÕs biggest expenses, and the gift cards should be able to feed around two hundred people.

C.A.R.E.S. stands for Community, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Sports. It focuses on improving lives through supporting these activities. The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has donated more than $200,000 this year to more than forty organizations in California and Northern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.TheSaveMartCompanies.com, under the Community tab.

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