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Save Mart gives back to community
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Save Mart Supermarket store managers, Roy Torres (far left) and Tony Dewinkle (far right) present a $5,000 check to the United Samaritans Foundation Interim Executive Director Barbara Hatcher and Director of Operations Maris Sturtevant. - photo by NATALIE WINTERS/The Journal

Local Save Mart Supermarkets store managers Tony Dewinkle (Lander location) and Roy Torres (Geer location) presented the United Samaritans Foundation a $5,000 check on Tuesday on behalf of Save Mart CARES.

Save Mart CARES is a charitable organization whose aim is in its name: Community, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports.

“We are so thankful for the support that Save Mart provides us,” said Beverly Hatcher, interim executive director for the Untied Samaritans Foundation. “Each year they give us a little piece of their pie and they have been very, very good to us.”

The United Samaritans Foundation is the largest non-profit direct food distributor to the hungry within Stanislaus County, serving over 30,000 meals a month.

“There’s a responsibility that comes with being part of a community,” Torres said. “To say we are part of it is something special.”

The donation will assist in providing items for food trucks and emergency food boxes.

“The customers give to us, and we want to give back,” Dewinkle said. “We’re thankful to be able to give back to the community through donation.”