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KMART TO DONATE UP TO $250,000 TO SHARE OUR STRENGTH AS PART OF AMERICAN EXPRESS' CHARGE AGAINST HUNGER CAMPAIGN

 NEW YORK, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart (NYSE: KM) stores nationwide will contribute to the fight against hunger this holiday season by donating 2 cents every time the American Express(R) Card is used to make a purchase in a Kmart between Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, up to $250,000. All proceeds will go to Share Our Strength, one of the nation's largest hunger relief organizations.
 The donation is part of Charge Against Hunger, American Express and Share Our Strength's multi-million dollar fundraising, awareness and employee volunteer campaign to fight hunger in America. Every time the American Express Card is used from now through Dec. 31, 1993, to make a purchase, American Express will donate 2 cents to Share Our Strength, with a goal of raising up to $5 million.
 The funds raised through Charge Against Hunger, one of the largest-ever corporate contributions to fighting hunger in the United States, will be distributed by Share Our Strength in the form of grants to local initiatives targeted to provide food assistance, nutrition education, and long-term preventative measures to the fastest growing segment of hungry Americans -- young children and their families.
 "We are very excited about Kmart's participation in Charge Against Hunger," said Tom Ryder, President of Establishment Services at American Express Travel Related Services, Inc. "Hunger has no place in America, and American Express and Kmart's commitment to fighting hunger shows how serious American business is about addressing this issue," he added. Kmart also conducted an employee canned food drive on Nov. 7 for the less fortunate for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The proceeds were donated to food banks and other hunger-relief efforts in each Kmart store's community.
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 /CONTACT: Mary McEvoy or Keith Otterberg of M. Silver Associates, Inc., 212-704-2020; or Marcos Rada of American Express, 212-640-2566/
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