Albertsons and Its Customers Donate $540,000 to Food Banks a
United States in Support of Hunger Action Month
Albertsons is also donating 16 refrigerated trucks and 2.5 million pounds of foo
through its Albertsons Fresh Rescue program
10.01.2009 – FULLERTON, CA –- While the country’s economy slowly improves
many Americans continue struggling daily to secure food for their families. Faced
with job loss or reduction in work hours, families are forced to be selective with their
budgets or food stamps, often sacrificing fresh produce or dairy products for food
staples offering a longer shelf life.
To generate awareness of Hunger Action Month and the growing needs of
neighbors in every community where Albertsons has a store, the chain partnered
with customers to raise funds for local area food banks in the western United States.
The result of this effort was more than $270,000 in funds generated, which
In particular, California is receiving $115,000 in grant money, $250,000 in program
support and 14 refrigerated trucks; Idaho is the recipient of $82,500 in grant money
and 2 refrigerated trucks; Montana is securing $33,500 in grant money; Nevada is
receiving $50,000 in grant money and two refrigerated trucks; Oregon is the recipient
of $64,000 in grant money; Utah is receiving $7,500 grant money; and Washington
State will benefit from $95,667 in grant money. Grants were distributed based on
applications from food banks.
In addition, Albertsons has donated more than 2.5 million pounds of food and 16
refrigerated trucks to its food bank partners. Each year, Albertsons distributes more
than 25 million pounds of food to its food bank partners through its Albertsons Fresh
Rescue program, which provides nutritious, perishable foods to food bank clients.
Through this program, perishable food items are “rescued” and donated to food
banks for the benefit of low-income individuals and families on a weekly basis.
Fresh rescue items are those that reach their “se