Albertsons San Diego Area Stores and Operation Homefront Kick-Off Giving Thanks Holiday Campaign
Nov 4th, 2013
Give $1, $3 or $5 and 100 percent of customer donations will provide meals to a local San Diego County military family this Thanksgiving season.
FULLERTON, CA (Nov 4, 2013) – With the holiday season upon us, Albertsons San Diego area stores have officially launched their 2013 Giving Thanks campaign to raise funds for San Diego County military families Thanksgiving celebrations. Joining the effort and helping to coordinate this year’s meal distribution is Operation Home Front, a 501(c)3 military non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors.
Now through November 28, Albertsons San Diego County customers can support the Giving Thanks campaign by offering a donation of $1, $3, $5, or any amount desired, as they’re checking out with their groceries. With the funds raised, complete turkey dinners with all of the traditional fixings and sides will be prepared and delivered to local military units prior to Thanksgiving Day.
“The Giving Thanks program is an easy and convenient way for Albertsons customers to truly make a difference with local military families, ” commented Wayne Denningham, president, Albertsons Southern California Division. “Difficult economic conditions have led to unprecedented demands on food banks, and we want to do our part to honor our military families with this holiday donation.”
“We’re very thankful to Albertsons for their efforts to give back to the military community,” said Jack Chirrick, executive director, Operation Homefront – California. “We believe that our service members and their families have earned our support through their sacrifices on behalf of all of us. Last year, this partnership resulted in more than $287,000 worth of meals for service members and their families. We hope to surpass that goal this year with the help of the generous people in San Diego County.”
While San Diego County Albertsons stores will focus on supporting military families, Albertsons other stores throughout Southern California will be partnering with community food banks and pantries to distribute other holiday dinners.
Albertsons is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every state in which it operates. An Idaho-based company with a rich history extending back to 1939, Albertsons now operates stores in 16 states at over 600 locations. For more information about Albertsons, visit www.albertsons.com or www.facebook.com/albertsons.
About Operation Homefront
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was formed in February 2002. It was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. Operation Homefront is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and has evolved into a major nonprofit. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states. The national office handles cases in states that do not have their own local offices. The majority of our clients are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.
Lilia Rodriguez, Communications/Public Affairs
Albertsons Southern California Division
Office: (714) 300-6438 / Cell: (714) 306-5408