Safeway and Safeway Foundation partnered with Feeding America®…and raised $454,018 through this year’s Great American Milk Drive. Safeway stores in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware collected customer donations at check stands to help alleviate childhood hunger.
Albertsons Companies’ Denver Division partnered with The Salvation Army in Aurora, Colorado to help get food to those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. In honor of National Salvation Army Week, The Salvation Army collaborated with the Denver Division’s Albertsons and Safeway stores, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Aurora Town Center, and the City of Aurora to host one of the largest food distribution events in Colorado where 3,000 families received boxes of food and Albertsons and Safeway gift cards.
The Safeway Foundation's Cancer Research and Treatment campaign raised $450,000 in stores throughout the division during the month of May. In addition, the foundation is awarding another $207,000 to beneficiaries of the campaign for a grand total of $657,000. The money raised benefits a variety of local organizations that provide services for breast cancer research and treatment in Northern Nevada, Northern California and Hawaii.
Grantees will receive funding for the following focus areas:
Thanks to generous donations from Safeway and Albertsons customers, funds will help eradicate childhood hunger through a program supported by award-winning actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis
PLEASANTON, Calif., and LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced they have raised more than $5.5 million through customer donations to Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America. Now in its second year, the campaign raised funds throughout April 2015 in a month-long, in-store fundraiser in more than 1,600 Safeway and Albertsons stores across the U.S.
Hunger Is, a joint charitable campaign of The Safeway/Tom Thumb/Randalls Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, raises public awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in the U.S.
The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.
Safeway’s story started in 1915 when M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in a small Idaho town, purchased a grocery store from his father. M.B.’s business strategy – to offer customers the best value – proved spectacularly successful. Almost 100 years later, Safeway’s reach has increased dramatically. Although we have grown substantially since 1915, our customers can continue to count on us to serve their neighborhoods with the freshest groceries at a great value.