Ralphs Grocery Company launches charitable campaign to benefit Children's Hospitals

  Ralphs Grocery Company launches charitable campaign to benefit Children's
                                  Hospitals

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ralphs Grocery Company is pleased
to announce that it is raising funds to support children's hospitals in
Southern California.

Ralphs customers and associates can support their local children's hospital
through the supermarket chain's nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating
their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their
neighborhood Ralphs supermarket. The Children's Hospital fundraising campaign
will run through May 25, 2013.

Southern California children's hospitals that will benefit from the charitable
fundraising drive include:

  oChildren's Hospital of Orange County
  oChildren's Hospital of Los Angeles
  oCottage Children's Hospital (Santa Barbara)
  oLoma Linda University Children's Hospital
  oMattel Children's Hospital (UCLA)
  oMiller's Children's Hospital (Long Beach)
  oRady Children's Hospital (San Diego)

"Ralphs believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve,"
said Donna Giordano, Ralphs president. "We're pleased to extend our commitment
to community service to our local children's hospitals. We cannot think of a
better way to invest in our communities than by giving families and children
hope through our support of the outstanding work these hospitals are doing to
provide world-class medical care for children."

Since 2005, Ralphs, its associates and customers have given more than $1.4
million to children's hospitals in Southern California. This year, Ralphs has
set a goal of raising $200,000 for children's hospitals.

"Our ability to support the great work being done by our Southern California
children's hospitals is a direct result of the dedication of our team members
and the generosity of our customers," Giordano said. "Even during this time of
economic uncertainty, Ralphs is proud to be able to continue to help children
and families have a healthy future."

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 243
supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs
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. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of
the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about
Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com.

SOURCE Ralphs Grocery Company

Website: http://www.ralphs.com
Contact: Kendra Doyel, +1-310-884-4141, Ralphs Grocery Company
 
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