Learn more about how your neighborhood grocer serves your community
In addition to the tragic loss of life from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has devastated the economy and disrupted our education system. School closures challenge lunch programs that serve vulnerable students while unemployment causes households to struggle to provide for loved ones.
As a result of the pandemic and its secondary effects, Feeding America estimates 1 in 6 Americans could face hunger.
California’s grocery community is committed to providing relief for the food insecure. During the pandemic the grocery industry has donated tens of millions of dollars in gift cards, meals, and fresh food to local food banks across California.
Here are a few examples of happening in your community and programs you can support:
- Albertsons launches Nourishing Neighbors campaign to build on nearly $100 million raised for hunger relief in 2020 alone
- Ralphs donates 13 million meals in Central and Southern California
- Save Mart gives more than 7.2 million pounds of fresh food to food banks in 2019
- Raley’s Food for Families program delivers $4.2 million to 12 food bank partners in 2019
These efforts are just a fraction of the work grocers do to support the communities they serve across the state. Visit your local grocer or follow them on social media to learn more.