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FINAST ANNOUNCES EAST WEST HARVEST FOR HUNGER CONTEST

 CLEVELAND, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Finast Supermarkets today announced a contest in conjunction with the Harvest For Hunger campaign. The contest, between an Eastside and Westside Finast Supermarket, will determine whether East Siders or West Siders are the most generous supporters of the Harvest For Hunger campaign. The contest will be kicked off Wednesday, March 10th, with the winning side announced on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.
 William Holsworth, president of Finast Supermarkets, said, "We're pleased to be a part of the Harvest For Hunger voluntary effort which unites the community in addressing one of our most critical problems, hunger. The need has never been greater. We've already donated $15,000 to this program from our Candles Against Hunger project. We're happy to join hands with our customers in this East West contest in which everyone is a winner."
 Citizens may participate in the contest by placing food in the barrels at the exit of the Finast Superstore at Severance Center, 3628 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, and the Finast Superstore at Ridge Park Square, 4798 Ridge Road, in Brooklyn.
 Harvest For Hunger is comprised of The Cleveland Foodbank, The Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network, Interchurch Council's Hunger Task Force, and The Salvation Army. Harvest For Hunger covers eight counties in Northeastern Ohio. Targeted foods include infant formula, canned meats, cereals, dried milk, rice, macaroni and cheese, and canned vegetables and fruits. All Finast Supermarkets are participating in the Harvest For Hunger campaign. Shoppers may contribute to the campaign by placing food in the barrels at the exit of all Finast stores.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Alcorn of Finast Supermarkets, 216-587-7100, ext. 6129/


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