Contact: Lori O. Willis Director of Communications (314) 994-4602
October 18, 2001
ST. LOUIS - Efforts by Schnuck Markets Inc. to raise money for the September 11th Fund have surpassed $300,000. Customers at Schnucks stores have donated more than $200,000 for September 11th disaster relief through a "scan and give" campaign introduced on Sept. 21.
Combined with Schnucks' $100,000 corporate contribution, the campaign to date has generated more than $300,000 for United Way's September 11th Fund.
Point-of-sale displays at all Schnucks stores feature $2, $5 and $10 tear-off donation vouchers which customers can have scanned and applied to their grocery totals as non-taxable transactions. Each tax-deductible donation will be reflected on the register receipt. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 28.
"We are very pleased with the response," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer. "Schnucks customers always rise to the occasion, and they have generously responded to the urgent needs of the victims of the terrorist attacks."
The September 11th Fund scan and give program provides customers with an easy, accessible and affordable way to contribute funds. "Our goals are to help raise funds for those most affected by this terrible tragedy and to provide customers with a tool that allows them to utilize United Way's existing network. This way, customers can be assured their contributions will be used efficiently," Schnuck said.
Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 91 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.
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Editor's Note: Schnuck
Markets is supported in this effort by Fox 2 and members of the EMMIS
Communications Group including 105.7 The Point, 104.1 The Mall, Radio 97.1 The
Link, KSHE 95 and KHITS 96.