SUPER Download Logo 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 Twitter Pitc with job loss or reduction in work hours, families are forced to be selective with their In Support of Albertsons & t budgets or food stamps, often sacrificing fresh produce or dairy products for food $540,000 to F staples offering a longer shelf life. US. To generate awareness of Hunger Action Month and the growing needs of News Facts neighbors in every community where Albertsons has a store, the chain partnered Albertsons with customers to raise funds for local area food banks in the western United States. to raise fund The result of this effort was more than $270,000 in funds generated, which banks in the Albertsons matched. The result o $270,000 in Albertsons In particular, California is receiving $115,000 in grant money, $250,000 in program Albertsons support and 14 refrigerated trucks; Idaho is the recipient of $82,500 in grant money million poun and 2 refrigerated trucks; Montana is securing $33,500 in grant money; Nevada is refrigerated receiving $50,000 in grant money and two refrigerated trucks; Oregon is the recipient partners. of $64,000 in grant money; Utah is receiving $7,500 grant money; and Washington Through the State will benefit from $95,667 in grant money. Grants were distributed based on perishable f applications from food banks. and donated benefit of lo families on a In addition, Albertsons has donated more than 2.5 million pounds of food and 16 What makes refrigerated trucks to its food bank partners. Each year, Albertsons distributes more program uni than 25 million pounds of food to its food bank partners through its Albertsons Fresh banks and s Rescue program, which provides nutritious, perishable foods to food bank clients. products th Through this program, perishable food items are “rescued” and donated to food acquire on a banks for the benefit of low-income individuals and families on a weekly basis. Albertsons Fresh rescue items are those that reach their “sell by” date but have not yet expired million poun and continue to be safe to consume. These items include eggs, produce, dairy partners thr (cheese, milk, and yogurt), meat-deli, fruit, vegetables and meat-deli products. At a Rescue pro designated day and time, participating agencies send their drivers to select Resource Li Albertsons stores to collect and then immediately distribute these products to their Albertsons clients. What makes Albertsons Fresh Rescue program unique is that it offers food banks and shelters perishable products that are difficult for them to acquire on a regular basis. “We’d like to thank our customers for being so generous in helping their neighbors in need. The fight against hunger is one that is occurring all over the country, so we are thankful that, together with our customers, we can make a difference throughout California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Washington by supporting our tremendous food bank partners,” said Stephanie Martin, Director of Communications, Albertsons. “With the need never having been greater, Albertsons is proud we can help our communities by providing more than 2.5 million pounds of food each month to our food bank partners to help them provide nutritious, fresh meals to their clients.” Short URL: http://pitch.pe/27741 About SUPERVALU Albertsons was founded in 1939 and currently operates 508 Albertsons and Lucky supermarkets in Idaho, Montana, Southern California, Southern Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Albertsons is part of the SUPERVALU family, which is one of the largest companies in the United Statesâ€™ grocery channel, with estimated annual sales of approximately $45 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with its approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations, including nearly 920 in-store pharmacies. Through SUPERVALUâ€™s nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services to more than 5,000 grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU... 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