Media Contact: Lori Willis
Director of Communications
Sept. 18, 2005
ST. LOUIS - Schnuck Markets, Inc. is joining with the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University in urging Americans to bring their families together at the dinner table through the support of Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children on Monday, Sept. 25.
CASA created Family Day in 2001, as a national effort to reduce substance abuse among children and teens. CASA's research consistently found that the more often children eat dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, abuse alcohol or use illegal drugs. Family Day emphasizes the importance of parental engagement and regular family activities including sitting down to dinner together as often as possible.
Schnucks President and CEO Scott Schnuck has announced a Schnucks Family Day recipe contest in an effort to call attention to what has been a gradual decrease in family meals. Shoppers will be encouraged to submit their favorite family recipes. The grand-prize winning family will receive a $1,000 Schnucks gift card and have their recipe and family picture printed in a Schnucks weekly circular. Entries must be postmarked on or before Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 to be eligible.
"Too often, our busy lifestyles prevent us from sitting down together as a family unit. Whether you cook the food yourself or pick up prepared meals at Schnucks, we want our customers to know that dinner time is more than just the food served," Schnuck said. "As a society, we must take every opportunity to sit down with our children to exchange information and create lasting memories and traditions while sharing that food as a family."
Prospective contestants should visit their local Schnucks store or www.schnucks.com for contest details and entry forms.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
currently operates 102 stores (including five Logli stores) and 99 pharmacies
in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi and Iowa.
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