Ralphs Announces it Will Be Raising Funds for After School Programs in Southern California

Ralphs Grocery Co. announced Monday that it is raising funds to support after-school education programs in Southern California.

Ralphs customers and associates can support after-school programs through the supermarket chain’s nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands at Ralphs supermarkets, according to a Ralphs statement. The After-School Education Program fundraising campaign will run through Nov. 7, 2017.

Ralphs contributed more than $160,000 in 2016 to programs focused on educating our youth, including after-school enrichment programs, in Southern California communities served by Ralphs stores, the statement said.

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Ralphs was founded in 1873 and operates 193 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, it contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women’s health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company’s stores, according to the statement. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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