Charitable Giving

Rescuing Groceries in Silicon Valley

When Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties learned that nearly half of the food in grocery stores in America ends up in the trash, it knew it had to take action.  Food that is close to expiration or cosmetically-challenged may not be suitable for retail shelves; however, the food is… Read more »

Vons Donates 4.1 Million Pounds of Food To San Diego Food Bank

Will McHenry, director of food procurement & distribution for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, sits near an internal window overlooking the organization’s vast warehouse in central San Diego. McHenry recollects the genesis of the Food Bank’s relationship with Vons, part of the Safeway family of supermarkets. “We established a formal partnership with… Read more »

Safeway Leads Hunger Relief Efforts in Bay Area

As one of North America’s largest grocery store chains, it is no surprise that Safeway is a leading contributor to hunger relief in the communities it serves. For 36 years, Safeway has been working with Bay Area food banks to provide food for those in need. In 1976, the franchise provided a letter to stores… Read more »

Albertsons Helps Create Healthy Communities

Hunger relief is a natural fit for Albertsons as one of America’s leading food retailers. According to Lilia Rodriguez, External Communications Field Manager for Albertsons/So-Cal/IMV, Albertsons’ mission is to “help create healthy and thriving communities by supporting non-profit organizations.” The franchise has shown its commitment to that objective through the support the company has provided… Read more »

Grocery Outlet Fights Hunger

For Nate and Dawn Harrell, giving back to their community comes naturally.  Nate remembers the challenge his parents faced to feed him and his nine brothers and sisters, and they both worked through lean times earlier in own their careers. Today, Nate and Dawn operate two independent Grocery Outlet locations, and are always eager to… Read more »