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Albertsons Companies Raises Money Nationwide for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief and Pledges $200,000 in Matching Funds

Teena Massingill

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Aug 31st, 2017

Corporate Newsroom

Boise, ID – August 30, 2017 – As Hurricane Harvey continues to bring catastrophic flooding and devastation to parts of Southeast Texas, Albertsons Companies is mobilizing its entire chain of 2,300+ stores across the U.S. to aid in the disaster relief effort.

The company announced a nationwide fundraiser to help the tens of thousands of people in the affected areas meet their basic needs. In addition, Albertsons Companies and the Albertsons Companies Foundation is matching the first $200,000 donated by customers.

“As a company with a long and proud presence in Texas, including the hardest-hit areas, we’re committed to helping our neighbors get through this crisis,” said Chairman and CEO Bob Miller. “We know that the needs are immense, but so is our resolve to making a meaningful impact on the emergency response and humanitarian efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Texas.”

All donations will go directly to several disaster relief and outreach organizations that are on the ground in Southeast Texas, including the local Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and other respected organizations that provide disaster outreach in the region. Donations can be made at checkstands at any of the company’s 20 retail banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, and others.

Along with the financial assistance, the company’s Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores in Dallas—Fort Worth donated refrigerated tractor trailers to bring and store food at the Salvation Army’s rescue shelter in Houston. They are also working with multiple food banks throughout Texas to provide food and other necessities to multiple emergency shelters in and around Houston and Dallas—Fort Worth.

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

 

Contact: Teena Massingill | 925-226-5820

teena.massingill@albertsons.com

6 Responses to Albertsons Companies Raises Money Nationwide for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief and Pledges $200,000 in Matching Funds

  1. Kat Burk 16/09/2017 at 5:42 pm

    Hi, Teena,
    I recently donated money for hurricane relief when I went through the checkstand at Albertson’s. I was happy to see that my donation went directly to organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Today when I went through the checkstand, I was asked if I wanted to donate to end childhood hunger. If shoppers donate, to what organization(s) does the money go? Does Albertson’s donate all the money collected as cash, or does the store translate some monetary donations into groceries? It would be great if this info was posted!
    Sincerely,
    K. Burk

    • Customer Support 19/09/2017 at 8:23 pm

      Kat, all funds collected for hunger are donated to carefully selected local organizations working to ensure local kids have access to healthy breakfast every day. We work with an advisory committee of CEO’s from the major hunger relief organizations in the U.S. to nominate local organizations and then work with our local teams in each geographic area to select that area’s recipient. It is very important to us that (1) funds stay local and (2) we are as impactful as we can be in each community. We believe that what is needed to end hunger in a rural town in Colorado is not necessarily the right fit for San Francisco. Therefore, we work hard to pair each of our stores with a qualified local recipient. We hope this helps answer your question. -Cornelius

  2. Sam 18/09/2017 at 1:58 pm

    Can you please find out whether Albertson’s takes a corporate tax deduction for the amount of money that it passes along from consumers to charities, in a situation like this? Surely that would be wrong, but I know a guy who says that corporations do this. If you could please get an official answer on this I would appreciate it.

    • Customer Support 20/09/2017 at 1:21 pm

      Sam, 100% of funds raised at our stores go directly to the charities and causes for which they were donated. No money is used for administrative expenses. Thank you. -Jayme

  3. Aaronjamescheesbrough 02/12/2017 at 2:15 pm

    hi my name is Aaron James Cheesbrough i like you guys and i would like to be a supporter for you guys and ill like to be apart of this i think that you guys are a some and happy happy holidays you guys rock man count me in my mom used to work for you jounce Cheesbrough she is part of my family i do like your store you guys are the most a some people ive ever seen you guys men the most to me and i like you guys and i will always will care for you ill will; support you all the way thank you very much Aaron James Cheesbrough

    • Customer Support 03/12/2017 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Aaron, Thank you for writing to us. We appreciate your kind words. We would like to forward your compliments to the store near you. May we have the store location? Have a safe and happy holiday season to you and your family. -Dolores

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