INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED PARTNERS WITH TELEVISION AND RADIO OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST TO CREATE A RECORD BREAKING FOOD DRIVE.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 10, 2010) -- Ingles Markets, Inc. will utilize their media relationships to attempt to raise 1 million pounds of food in one day.
On Wednesday, November 17th, select Ingles Markets will host an all day radio remote encouraging food donations. The event, One Day One Voice, is highlighted by all of Ingles electronic media partners putting aside their competition and appearing at select Ingles stores throughout its six-state market area live for the one day drive. Station personalities will be appearing live at their station's remote giving listeners the opportunity to meet their favorite DJ.
"Most all of our media partners get involved with local food sources separately, the idea of all of them doing it on the same day gives the drive greater visibility" says Ron Freeman, Ingles Markets CFO. "Add the appearance of each area's most popular media personalities allows all the stations to reach out to their listeners in a personal way to donate."
"The need has never been greater and warrants a huge event, our communities are seeing a massive rise in need" says Freeman. "Our media partners have really stepped up to the challenge to help Ingles and their communities."
All of the food collected will be weighed so a total can be verified and 100 percent will remain in the community which it was collected.
One Day One Voice will be held on Wednesday, November 17. Those interested in donating can visit www.ingles-markets.com to locate the Ingles locations participating in their community, see where and when radio personalities will be appearing and a list of the greatest needs.
Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a leading supermarket chain with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the Company operates 203 supermarkets. In conjunction with its supermarket operations, the Company operates neighborhood shopping centers, most of which contain an Ingles supermarket. The Company also owns a fluid dairy facility that supplies Company supermarkets and unaffiliated customers. The Company's Class A Common Stock is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market's Global Select Market under the symbol IMKTA. For more information, visit Ingles' website www.ingles-markets.com.
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