A significant component of the partnership is a $20,000 donation by Food 4 Less to support St. Rita’s tuition assistance program.
“Food 4 Less and St. Rita have worked together for a couple of years now, and St. Rita owes Food 4 Less a great deal of gratitude for its financial support,” said St. Rita President Fr. Thomas McCarthy, O.S.A. ’83.
“Food 4 Less has enabled the school to increase its tuition assistance program to needy families during these difficult economic times. It is an honor to establish this partnership, and an honor to call them a corporate sponsor.”
In recognition of Food 4 Less’s generosity, the supermarket chain will be acknowledged at key events on and off the St. Rita campus.
“At Food 4 Less we care about the community we live and work in. The partnership with St. Rita is an excellent fit as a majority of our locations are on the South Side of Chicago and the South Suburbs are in close proximity to where a significant number of current students, alumni, and friends of St. Rita reside,” said Nick Benavidez, Director of Operations.
The Office of Institutional Advancement launched the St. Rita Corporate Partnership Program in May, 2011. The goal of the program is to work with local businesses to support the Tuition Assistance Program at St. Rita through an annual financial pledge to the school. In return, St. Rita recognizes the respective business at key events held on campus. The generous financial donations from Food 4 Less will go directly toward helping current St. Rita High School students and their families afford tuition. For more information on the Corporate Partnership Program please contact Tom Ramsden, Director of Institutional Advancement at 773-925-5029.
Food 4 Less operates 145 supermarkets in California, Nevada, and the greater Chicago area. Food 4 Less is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer. Last year alone, Food 4 Less contributed over $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women’s health and local nonprofit organizations in communities served by their company’s stores. For more information about Food 4 Less, visit their website at www.food4less.com.