LOS ANGELES – Smart & Final is running a fundraising campaign to support local organizations in California, Arizona and Nevada that promote health and wellness, education, hunger relief, youth development and disaster relief.  

From now through Nov. 3, customers can donate at any of Smart & Final’s 256 locations, with 100% of the funds going to the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation to be given back to nonprofits in local communities. Smart & Final has also introduced a “Give $5, Save $5” program to encourage donations, where customers who donate at least $5 will receive a $5 off $25 coupon good for their next instore purchase. 

“During these challenging times, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation’s calling to give back, improve the quality of life, and nourish the communities we serve has never been more needed,” said Deb Bell-Versluis, director of the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “The impacts of the Coronavirus and the California wildfires have put the needs of our longtime partner organizations into overdrive. We’ve been inspired by the generosity of our associates and customers this year, and we will continue to make giving back to our communities a priority.” 

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation has coordinated two record breaking donation campaigns during the pandemic. An instore fundraiser for Olive Crest, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, raised $577,000, and a similar campaign for the City of Hope Kids for Hope program, which funds research and treatment of childhood cancers, raised $500,000.