Target Partnering with Live Well San Diego

Major retailer recognized for promoting health, safety and well-being
of San Diego County residents

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The County of San Diego announced today its Live Well San Diego recognized
partnership with Target, the nationwide retailer with 23 San Diego
County locations. Following the announcement at the Target location on
Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts proclaimed
June 15, 2016 to be “Target Live Well San Diego Day” across San
Diego County.

“Target stores are good neighbors to their communities and provide
healthy options that everyone can enjoy,” said Supervisor Ron Roberts,
Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “Through this
partnership, Target will promote the Live Well San Diego message
and encourage healthy living in San Diego.”

The Live Well San Diego vision began in 2010 as a health
strategy, recognizing that San Diego County, like much of the nation was
facing a tidal wave of chronic disease and rising healthcare costs. The
strategy has since evolved into the long term vision to improve the
health, safety and quality of life of all County residents.

County officials recognized Target for its commitment to providing San
Diego County residents with healthy food options, including the Simply
Balanced wellness grocery brand. Designed to offer customers easy
options for eating well, the products include wholesome ingredients, and
more than 40 percent of the assortment is organic. A fitness flash mob
entertained shoppers and showcased Target’s active apparel.

“These partnerships are crucial to a healthy San Diego,” said Executive
Director of First 5 San Diego Kim Gallo. “We are connecting a shared
purpose of providing a healthier, safer and thriving region for
generations to come. We commend Target for partnering with the County
and to promote Live Well on this mission.”

In addition to its healthy food options, Target was honored for its
caring for communities through giving back and volunteerism. Since 1946,
Target has given 5 percent of its profit, back to communities every
week. Today, that equals $4 million per week. Target team members in San
Diego County volunteered more than 15,000 hours in San Diego communities
in 2015 and are on track to volunteer more than 16,500 in San Diego
communities in 2016. Additionally, Target has partnered with Feeding
America in the fight to end hunger in the United States by donating
millions of pounds of food each year to families in need.

“Target is proud to partner with the County on Live Well San Diego,”
said Target Store Team Leader Matthew D. Johnson. “We are always looking
for ways to serve our communities. This partnership offers us the
opportunity to support the County as it promotes the health and
well-being of its residents. This is a mission we can all support.”

About Live Well San Diego

Live Well San Diego, developed by the County of San Diego, is a
comprehensive, innovative regional vision that combines the efforts of
partners inside and outside County government to help all residents be
healthy, safe, and thriving. The first phase, Building Better Health,
was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2010, and focuses on
improving the health of residents and supporting healthy choices. The
second phase, Living Safely, seeks to ensure residents are protected
from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe, and communities are
resilient to disasters and emergencies. The third and final phase,
Thriving, was adopted in 2014 and focuses on promoting a region in which
residents can enjoy the highest quality of life. For more information
about Live Well San Diego, visit

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,793
stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its
profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week.
For more information, visit
For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit
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First 5 San Diego
Sharon Qin, 619-523-7715
Chris Biele, 619-682-3841