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April 25, 2000

Schnucks and The Annie Malone Service Center “Celebrate America’s Most Precious Resources - Children and Family” with BBQ Benefit May 4-6

ST. LOUIS – Schnucks City Plaza Supercenter will host the second-annual barbecue blitz to benefit the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center for orphaned children and children in crisis on May 4, 5 and 6. The barbecue is part of the annual Annie Malone May Day Festivities, whose theme this year is “Celebrating America’s Most Precious Resources –

Children and Family.”

Schnucks has supported the Annie Malone May Day Festivities for 15 years. “This is a great opportunity to give back to our community,” said Todd Schnuck, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and one of the honorary chairs for the May Day 2000 Events. “Once again, we look forward to offering our support to the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center. We are honored to give our assistance to an organization that has given more than one hundred years to orphaned youth and families challenged by social crisis.”

Last year, Schnucks held the three-day barbecue for the first time. Schnucks, with the support of vendors, donated $20,000 to the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center.

“We are excited once again to host the 2000 Barbecue for the Annie Malone Children’s Home. Our goal is to meet and exceed the amount of funds raised for the home in 1999,” said Ed Ferguson, urban administrator of merchandising and community relations.

Schnucks will provide all of the food for the barbecue, including pork steaks, ribs, chicken and polish sausage. Sandwiches will be available for $5 and diners for $6. Area Schnucks associates have volunteered to be the barbecue’s honorary hosts, cooks and servers.

Annie Malone Center Community Parade to follow May 21

The Annie Malone Center’s parade will follow the barbecue benefit fund-raiser two weeks later, and will be launched from City Plaza on May 21. This is St. Louis’ largest parade in the African-American Community, and the second largest in the U.S. Schnucks plans to enter two floats, the Schnucks Dairy Milk Wagon and the Big Cart, the giant grocery cart that can hold 360 bags of groceries.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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Editor’s Note: Schnucks City Plaza Supercenter is located on 3431 Union Boulevard at Natural Bridge in North St. Louis.