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Price Cutter®, Kretschmar® and Make-A-Wish® Missouri Team Up to Grant Local Wishes

LISLE, Ill., Jan. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One dollar is all it takes to help Price Cutter & Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of Missouri children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. From now through February 10th, shoppers at participating Price Cutter family of stores in the Springfield, Mo. area can buy a star at the cash register to donate $1 or $5 dollars to Make-A-Wish Missouri.



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“Price Cutter and our family of stores are very excited and committed to work alongside Make-A-Wish and Kretschmar to grant a wish for a child here in Southwest Missouri. Working to help children in our community has always been close to our hearts,” said Charlie Dunn, Marketing and Communications Director at Pyramid Foods. “This is our first time to work with Make-A-Wish, so we jumped at the opportunity when Kretschmar and Make-A-Wish reached out. Customers can visit any of our Price Cutter, Ramey, King Cash Saver, Country Mart, or Summer Fresh locations to help.”

Deli customers can also help by purchasing a Kretschmar Make-A-Wish Hero Club Sandwiches. All donations and proceeds will grant the wishes of local children like Brooklynn, a 6-year-old battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her wish is to visit her favorite Florida theme park with her family.

“Kretschmar is committed to supporting the important efforts of Make-A-Wish and helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions, like Brooklynn,” said Mike Sargent, Senior Brand Manager, Kretschmar Deli. “We are privileged to have the opportunity to make this unforgettable experience possible with help from Make-A-Wish and Price Cutter.”

Most recently, Kretschmar helped send a young country music fan to the Country Music Awards in Nashville. 10-year-old Alyssa walked the red carpet and brushed elbows with some of her favorite stars.

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed over $315,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally and sponsored over ten wishes with local chapters. Along with its retail partners, Kretschmar has raised additional funding through sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores' registers for $1 donations, employee donations and sandwich fundraisers. Those efforts have raised over $50,000, which was given to local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant more wishes.

For more information about Kretschmar Deli and its involvement with Make-A-Wish visit www.KretschmarDeli.com or www.Facebook.com/KretschmarDeli.

Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today. For great recipes and more, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kretschmardeli or visit our website at www.kretschmardeli.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan's Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About Price Cutter & Pyramid Foods
Price Cutter Supermarkets has been in the Southwest Missouri community since 1965 and employee owned since 2005. Price Cutter offers a large selection of quality meat, seafood, triple inspected produce, fresh bakery products as well as natural and organic products at a low price. Price Cutter employs nearly 3,000 people and was named 48 on the list of 100 largest employee-owned companies in the United States. Price Cutter is also actively involved in the community, most notably through the Price Cutter Charity Championship that has raised and distributed over 13 million dollars since 2000, all money benefiting local children’s charities. Visit www.facebook.com/pricecutter or www.Pricecutteronline.com

Pyramid Foods is an employee-owned Springfield, Missouri based company, operating 47 grocery stores in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma under the banners: Price Cutter, Bistro Market, Food Pyramid, Summer Fresh, Country Mart, Ramey, Save-A-Lot, Escott’s and Ponca City Discount Foods. Pyramid Foods is dedicated to affordable quality and fresh food to its customers. From conventional products to organic and specialty foods, customers will find what they need at an affordable price. For more information, please visit pyramidfoods.net or call (417) 829-9200.

About Make-A-Wish® Missouri:
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Missouri has granted wishes to more than 5,000 local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, our chapter will grant more than 300 wishes. According to a U.S. wish impact study, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Missouri and how you can share the power of a wish®, please visit our website (mo.wish.org) and connect with us on Facebook (makeawishmo), Twitter (@makeawishmo), Instagram (@makeawishmo) and Youtube (MakeAWishMO).

Media Contact: Faye Shroff Breaking Limits for Kretschmar 704-591-4353 (Mobile) fshroff@breakinglimits.net

Source:Smithfield Foods