Albertsons Companies’ Nourishing Neighbors launches annual fundraiser to provide healthy breakfasts for millions of children 

Campaign aims to top last year’s record-breaking $9.3 million in donations that enabled 37.5 million breakfasts for children in need  

BOISE, ID — September 1, 2021 — — September is here, children are back to school, and access to a healthy breakfast is critical to helping our community’s children and their families succeed. Once again throughout the month of September, Albertsons Companies’ Nourishing Neighbors Program is holding a fundraiser to encourage customers to donate money to help provide healthy breakfasts for children in need in their community. All donations stay local to help fight hunger in the community where the donation is made.

“One of the goals of Nourishing Neighbors is to ensure the children in our communities have access to healthy meals so that they can learn, grow, and succeed,” said Albertsons Cos. Foundation President and Executive Director Christy Duncan Anderson. “We’re so grateful for our generous customers who help us continue to make large donations to local food banks and hunger-relief programs in our neighborhoods.”

In September, shoppers at Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market, Tom Thumb, Randalls, ACME, and other Albertsons Cos. stores can donate at checkout to Nourishing Neighbors. Each store is partnering with a local charity that will use the donations they collect to fund healthy breakfasts for children in need in the community.

Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Albertsons Companies Foundation. The program aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America by keeping food banks stocked and supporting meal distribution programs at schools. In 2020 Nourishing Neighbors enabled 350 million meals, invested $10.4 million in schools to feed kids, and provided $9 million towards empowering BIPOC communities through hunger programs.

Albertsons Cos. set a year-long giving record in 2020 with $260 million in food and monetary donations to hunger relief agencies and food banks. For more information about Albertsons Cos.’ commitment to hunger relief, please visit here.

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer that operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2020, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company gave $260 million in food and financial support, including $95 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat. Albertsons Companies also pledged $5 million to organizations supporting social justice. These efforts have helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, social justice and programs for people with disabilities and veterans' outreach.

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