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Million Can Crusade

Kelly Traylor


Oct 27th, 2015

million Can crusade

KNIX Radio and Albertsons are collecting canned food for St. Vincent de Paul Society at Arizona Stores Nov. 1- Nov. 25.

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In an effort to help hungry families across Arizona, KNIX’s morning team, Ben, Matt and Barrel Boy, will take on the Million Can Crusade again this year. Their goal is to surpass last year’s total of 1.4 million cans of nonperishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul. Albertsons stores statewide will help support this cause, along with Desert Schools Federal Credit Union.

“We’re seeing unprecedented need for help this year,” said St. Vincent de Paul’s Executive Director, Stephen Zabilski. “We’re getting more calls than ever before from families asking for emergency food boxes. So, we really appreciate the help from Ben and Matt, Albertsons, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union and the community to meet this great need.”

Nancy Keane, Albertsons Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, said Albertsons is proud to partner with KNIX and St. Vincent de Paul for the Million Can Crusade to provide much-needed food for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry.

“With the tough economy, and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s important that we come together to help people those in need,” said KNIX’s Ben and Matt. “We’re thrilled that the Million Can Crusade has turned into one of the largest food drives in the country!”

Gallo Wine will also be participating, donating a can of food for every bottle of wine sold in stores. Special tags will hang in stores to help the customers identify the brands and wine types participating.


KNIX, along with on-air personalities Ben, Matt and Barrel Boy, will conduct a series of radio remotes to collect cans throughout November. Get all the locations and times here.

In addition, the Southwest Division of Albertsons, Safeway and Vons outside of Arizona will also be collecting non-perishable foods to donate to local food pantries across the Southwest.

“It’s wonderful to see everyone come together, focus on eliminating hunger and make a difference,” Keane said. “We fully support Ben and Matt and can’t wait to celebrate the success of this drive.”

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