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JEWEL-OSCO(R) Hunger Relief Grant Program Helping to Fund Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens
Date:6/10/2009

lp will get it," said H. Dennis Smith, CEO of Northern Illinois Food Bank. "We could not serve so many neighbors without their support and partnership."

"Community food programs need resources to keep up with the 35 percent increase in demand we've seen in the past year," said Kate Maehr, executive director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. "Jewel-Osco's Hunger Relief Grant Program will bolster our agencies' efforts by providing food supplies and equipment that will enhance efficiency and increase distribution."

"This program will enable us to provide more food for our neighbors in need," said Angie Williams, executive director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. "In the midst of an economic crisis, it is such a blessing to see Jewel-Osco extend a helping hand to our agencies that are on the frontlines battling hunger. We are so thankful for their support."

For more information about this year's grant program and how to request funding, local pantries and soup kitchens can look for details online or call their local food bank:

                 Greater Chicago Food Depository....773-247-3663
                            www.chicagosfoodbank.org

                 Northern Illinois Food Bank........630-443-6910
                            www.northernilfoodbank.org

                 Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.....219-980-1777
                            www.foodbanknwi.org

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Jewel-Osco, a SUPERVALU company, operates 185 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. With a market-leading position in Chicago, Jewel-Osco stores offer consumers the convenience of combined grocery and pharmacy retail, in addition to services such as fuel centers at select locations. Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information about Jewel-Osco, please visit
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