Happy Earth Day from Albertsons Companies! To minimize our impact on the planet, we take action across our company to reduce, repurpose, and donate unsold food. In 2020, our company donated more than 83 million pounds of food to Feeding America. Preventing this food from going to waste avoids carbon emissions by an amount equal to taking 3,800 cars off the road for one year. We hope you will join us in our journey to reduce food waste by taking action at home!
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 Puyallup Food Bank will be able to stay at the new temporary location, a former Safeway... rent-free for 6 months.
“We were at 80% capacity, 80% of the time pre-COVID, but now the need has tripled,” says Chief Executive Officer Jim Beaudoin. “We are so grateful to Safeway for allowing us to move into this vacant space.”
It is a great contribution to communities that Albertsons’ stores look to neighboring companies for temporary employees.
There is a real community spirit that has been sponsored by the Albertsons family of stores. The company made a commitment of $50 million to hunger relief across the more than 2,200 neighborhoods it serves…through its Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief campaign. This pledge came after the company already donated $3 million to its fund for neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Commitment brings total hunger relief raised to $66 million; donations will remain local to aid food banks, children, seniors. Company’s Appreciation Pay for frontline associates extended to May 2.
BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced a $50 million commitment to hunger relief across the 2,200+ neighborhoods it serves in 34 states and the District of Columbia through its Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief campaign.
Funds will be used to provide meals to school children, seniors, and others financially impacted or isolated individuals during this time. Funds will also help Albertsons Associates who are home-bound, losing income, or otherwise affected.
BOISE, Idaho, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation have announced a pledge of $3 million and the launch of a major fundraiser to help feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Albertsons Companies Foundation won a Corporate Goodness Award, “the Goodie,” for our community outreach programs, especially our work to end childhood hunger in our neighborhoods. Our Foundation team was honored with the Goodie "Community Hero Award," which recognizes our best-in-class approach to community investment.