SF schools net nearly $20,000 through fundraiser

Getty Images File PhotoReceipts collected from Fresh & Easy stores in the area brought almost $20

San Francisco schools raised $19,624 last year through Fresh & Easy’s Shop for Schools program, the company announced

The program is simple: schools within three miles of a Fresh & Easy store collected receipts from Sept. 12 to Dec. 31 and received $1 for every $20 in purchases. Schools also held a “Shopping night” where students, teachers and parents worked the register and bagged groceries while collecting 5 percent of the store’s revenue that night.

In all, 30 San Francisco schools, public and private, participated in Shop for Schools last year with six schools earning more than $1,000 in revenue, led by Lafayette Elementary, which raked in $1,706.

City schools beat their 2011 totals by $2,420 last year and in the first two years of the program – The City’s first Fresh & Easy store opened in June 2011 – they’ve collected a grand total of $36,828, the company said.

The fundraising program is expected to run again this fall.


Fresh & EasyLocalPaul GackleSan Francisco Unified School District

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