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Mar. 2 - Enmarket Raised $15,000 for the Partnership for a Healthier America to Help End Childhood Obesity

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

March 2, 2017 - Through a month-long customer donation campaign, enmarket, a convenience store chain operating in more than 60 locations in the U.S., raised $15,000 to support the Partnership for a Healthier America’s mission to ensure all kids grow up at a healthy weight.

Throughout the month of January, customers at enmarket’s convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina could add $1 to purchases at checkout in support of a healthier future for our nation’s children. PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier.

“Access to healthy foods is essential for making sure kids live long, healthy lives. This campaign and enmarket’s commitment to providing healthier options in convenience stores will help us make healthy choices easier for children and families — no matter where they live,” said PHA President and CEO Lawrence A. Soler.

Since partnering with PHA in May 2016, enmarket has increased the number of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat and nonfat dairy available in its stores. Additionally, enmarket works to provide healthier options for Grab and Go items and makes sure healthier options remain affordable.

“Enmarket is proud of our strong partnerships both in the local community and with the nationally renowned Partnership for a Healthier America. We are pleased to be able to assist them in their efforts to help eliminate childhood obesity,” said Matt Clements, enmarket’s director of marketing. “We are grateful for the generosity of our customers in support of our continued mission to provide healthier food options and make a positive difference in the lives of the people and communities we are fortunate to serve.”

To learn more about enmarket’s commitment to making healthier choices easier, visit www.enmarket.com.

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