Despite the weak economy, consumers still appear willing to make charitable donations at supermarket checkstands. “We've been stunned by the donations we're getting through the checkstands,” said Jack Brown, chairman and chief executive officer, Stater Bros. Markets, San Bernardino, Calif., which collects for food banks and other hunger-relief organizations. “Through all of 2009 we collected a little over $400,000 total, and this year, with the biggest six weeks of the holiday season still ...

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