Local Safeways, Albertsons’ Give to the Hungry Families of East Valley
Safeway, Apache Trail, Store Manager Jonathan Boggess, AJ Food Bank Volunteer Greg Joens, AJ Food Bank Treasurer Georga Humphreys and Safeway, Baseline, Store Manager Mark King meet at the Food Bank to commemorate a $5,000 grant from the stores’ foundations.
Local Safeways, Albertsons’ give to the hungry families of the East Valley
The Albertsons and Safeway Foundation recently awarded the AJ Food Bank with a $5,000 grant. Eradicating hunger is a top priority at Albertsons and Safeway, which represents one of the largest grocery retailers in North America. It is also one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in neighborhoods the stores serve.
Safeway stores on Apache Trail and Baseline and the Albertson’s on Ellsworth also donate tens of thousands of pounds of food to the AJ Food Bank annually.
“In Arizona we donate over $1 million dollars annually to food bank and pantry partners who help individuals and families going through a difficult time,” says Nancy Keane with Albertsons and Safeway.
They have taken a special interest in food drives and collaborations to feed Arizona’s children. Currently nearly 1 in 3 children, 1 in 5 Arizonans, and 1 in 7 seniors in Arizona live in poverty, putting the state in the top three worst in the county with these statistics.
The foundation recognizes that it is well positioned to raise awareness, engage volunteers and raise funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.