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(COLUMBIA FALLS, MONT.) – The Glacier National Park Conservancy is excited to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, Smith’s Food & Drug Center in Columbia Falls will sponsor a “Round-Up for Glacier” promotion from August 4th – 31st. We are pleased that Smith’s in Kalispell will also be joining the fundraising effort again. Customers will be asked to “roundup” their grocery order to the nearest dollar – with all donations going to GNPC in support of the Transporting Kids to Glacier National Park program.

Smith’s Neighbor to Neighbor Foundation will match these donations up to $2,000. It is anticipated that if $5,000 is raised, this promotion will provide field trips for 15 classrooms within School Districts #5 and #6 in the 2013-2014 school session.

“Extracurricular activities within our school systems may be a luxury during lean budget times.It is our hope that this support will foster the next generation of nature-lovers who will feel connected to Glacier National Park,” said Art Williams, Smith’s Columbia Falls store manager.

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers. From its division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s currently operates 133 stores in seven western states, including 4 in Montana. Smith’s charitable giving totaled $220,000 in food and cash in Montana in 2011. For more information about Smith’s go to www.smithsfoodanddrug.com. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. Their mission is to assure the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. For further information, call 406-892-3250.

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