DENVER – The parent company of Safeway has announced a $50 million dollar commitment to hunger relief across 34 states and the District of Columbia through its Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief campaign.
Safeway is one of about a dozen supermarket chains owned by Albertsons. The $50-million is in addition to the $3-million Albertson’s already pledged to COVID-19 support and the $13-million donated by customers at the various stores.
Albertsons’ President and CEO Vivek Sankaran says “This time of extraordinary need demands an unprecedented response (because) the basic needs of many of our neighbors have been threatened like never before.”
Sankaran says with a strong presence in more than 2,200 communities, the Albertsons family of chains hopes to set an example to other companies to its “broad hunger relief network to distribute help locally, where it is needed most.”