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Bottom Dollar Food Announces Holiday Plans to Support Hunger Relief, Including In-Store “Hunger Has a Cure”

DISCOUNT GROCER TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF MEALS TO FAMILIES IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Nov. 18, 2013

SALISBURY, N.C. Bottom Dollar Food has announced plans to help eliminate hunger in the communities it serves across three states?Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey this holiday season. Now through Dec. 24, Bottom Dollar Food is partnering with customers to provide food to families in need through the grocer’s annual “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign, which supports Feeding America® and its local food banks. The discount grocer will also provide thousands of holiday meals for families through product donations in November and December.

“Two things Bottom Dollar Food is passionate about are providing our customers with unbelievable prices on groceries and supporting the communities we serve by working to eliminate hunger,” said Meg Ham, president of Bottom Dollar Food. “We invite our customers to partner with us to support local families in need by participating in the ‘Hunger Has a Cure’ campaign, and we look forward to supporting this and other efforts to provide needed food to families during this special time of year.”

To participate in the “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign, customers can purchase ready-made food boxes containing five items of private label product that are available at all Bottom Dollar Food stores for $4.99 each, while supplies last. All stores will have a designated food collection area where customers can place the food boxes or other non-perishable items. Customers also have the opportunity to support the campaign through a cash donation at the register.

To further support hunger relief in the greater Philadelphia, Pa., and greater Pittsburgh, Pa., communities, Bottom Dollar Food will donate 600 turkeys, or approximately 5,400 meals, to The Salvation Army branches serving these areas.

Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 19 Donation Information
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Bottom Dollar Food will donate 300 turkeys to The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia to help to provide approximately 2,400 meals for Philadelphia area families in need. The donated products will be picked up by The Salvation Army at 10 a.m. on Nov. 19 from Bottom Dollar Food’s new store at 6301 Chew Ave. in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 20 Donation Information
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Bottom Dollar Food will donate 300 turkeys to The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division to help to provide approximately 3,000 meals at 11 community dinners for Pittsburgh area families in need. The donated products will be picked up by Salvation Army agencies from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Bottom Dollar Food’s store at 1160 Washington Ave. in Carnegie, Pa.

Bottom Dollar Food will also partner with several other organizations, including the Charlie Batch Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pa., Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministry in Southern New Jersey and The Salvation Army Warren Community Corps. in the greater Youngstown, Ohio, area to provide additional meals to those in need during the month of December. So far this year, Bottom Dollar Food as contributed nearly 500,000 pounds of food to eliminate hunger in the communities it serves.

About Bottom Dollar Food Bottom Dollar Food, based in Salisbury, N.C., is redefining the discount grocery model by offering private brands and the national brands that matter most to customers, in addition to fresh produce and quality meats, at discount prices and in an energetic shopping environment. Bottom Dollar Food operates 62 stores in three states Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. For more information, visit www.bottomdollarfood.com.

About Feeding America Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. visit us on www.feedingamerica.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica

About The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, www.twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

About The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. The Salvation Army is equipped to respond to both acute disasters such as fires and floods as well as the daily, ongoing struggles of the region’s less fortunate individuals. Since 1879, The Salvation Army has a record of success stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual, physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Salvation Army’s programming operates from 16 community centers and residential facilities throughout the Philadelphia region offering shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation. For more information, please visit www.SalvationArmyPhiladelphia.org.