"A wish experience provides the children we serve hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it the most," said LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Missouri. "Josh's wish for a sensory playhouse will allow him the opportunity to increase his sensory awareness in a fun and active environment for years to come. We're thankful for our national alliance with Kretschmar to not only make wishes come true across the country, but especially here in the KC area."
Kretschmar is a part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD). For more information about Kretschmar Deli please visit
About John Morrell Food Group
With over a century and a half of experience, John Morrell Food Group brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across
the United States
. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group is an important part of consumers' mealtimes. The John Morrell Food Group offers several national and regional brands including Armour®, Eckrich®, John Morrell®, Curly's®, Patrick Cudahy®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Margherita®, Kretschmar® and LunchMakers®.
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a
global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In
the United States
, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, John Morrell®, Kretschmar®, Curly's®, Carando®, Margherita®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit
Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium
cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today.
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About Price Chopper
Ball, Bresette, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen are more than just words that appear on Price Chopper signs throughout the
Metro. They are the names of the families that own and operate
's 49 Price Chopper stores. Families with strong roots that have raised generation after generation here at home. Families that are fully committed to giving something back to their communities. They do it every day, and offer customers many ways to help.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in
, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in
the United States
and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at
to learn more.