ST. LOUIS -- September 2, 2005 -- Save-A-Lot is providing relief to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina with the guidance of America?s Second Harvest, FEMA, USDA, American Red Cross and Food Marketing Institute by supplying much needed groceries and personal care items.
Save-A-Lot has responded with humanitarian relief while also taking steps to locate displaced employees. The company has 200 employees, 15 retail stores and one distribution center affected by Katrina.
We are deeply concerned about our employees in the area, said Bill Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer. We have posted information on our website at www.save-a-lot.com where employees in the region can contact us and let us know their status. We will work to assist them in the long recovery from this extraordinary disaster.
Moran added, Save-A-Lot, along with SUPERVALU, our parent company, has a responsibility to our employees and the customers in the communities we serve. We are deploying truckloads of vital necessities to the devastated areas.
While Save-A-Lot will continue with humanitarian aid, the company will also work to reopen stores once safety evaluations and repairs have been made. We will cooperate with local officials to do everything possible to safely reopen stores and provide groceries to the communities that rely on us, Moran said.
For updated information, please visit our website at www.save-a-lot.com.
Jaime Powers, Corporate Communications