Raley’s Offers Free Fruit For Kids

Let’s Begin to Choose More Nutritious Snack Options

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Letsbegin–In an ongoing effort to infuse life with health and wellness, Raley’s
Family of Fine Stores is providing free fruit to kids in stores while
parents shop. Baskets of fruit are placed in the entrance of each store,
as a nutritious snack option for kids under the age of 12.

“Raley’s wants to connect kids with fresh and healthy food, while
enhancing our customers’ overall shopping experience,” said Kevin
Konkel, Senior Vice President of Store Operations. “Offering kids free
fruit is an opportunity to provide a nutritious snack option. We know
that small changes in food choices can make an impact over time.”

As Raley’s promotes their vision of wellness, making fresh fruit as
accessible as possible to youth who are so early on in their personal
food journeys can help instill better dietary choices/practices later in

“Fruit is a delicious and easy way for kids to get more fiber and
important nutrition into their day, keeping their immune system strong
and their taste buds happy!” said Emmie Satrazemis, Raley’s Wellness

Eighty-seven percent of Americans don’t meet recommendations for daily
fruit consumption. A vital point at which to begin introducing positive
food choices is when children are setting up their habits for a lifetime.

There is a misconception that fruits and vegetables are more expensive
than other foods. Contrary to popular belief, produce is no more
expensive than many less nutritious options. With a majority of Raley’s
stores in or near America’s Farm to Fork capital, providing free fruit
to children is a unique opportunity to educate the next generation of
consumers, one piece of fruit at a time.

” is a multi-dimensional effort to share Raley’s vision of
health and wellness with customers; inviting others to take small steps
toward a healthier lifestyle through education, personal goal setting
and sharing.

About Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Raley’s is a privately owned, family operated supermarket chain with
headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. The company operates 121 stores in
Northern California and Nevada under four banners: Raley’s Supermarkets,
Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source. Raley’s was founded in
1935 by Tom Raley and is a major grocery chain best known for high
quality products, fresh produce, fine meats and outstanding customer
service. Raley’s strives to make its customers’ lives easier and better
by delivering a personalized food shopping experience. For more
information, visit www.raleys.com.


Chelsea Minor, 916-207-7060
Director of Public
Relations & Public Affairs