Albertsons and Safeway in Colorado Helped the Salvation Army Give 3,000 Boxes of Food to Those in Need
Albertsons Companies’ Denver Division partnered with The Salvation Army in Aurora, Colorado to help get food to those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. In honor of National Salvation Army Week, The Salvation Army collaborated with the Denver Division’s Albertsons and Safeway stores, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Aurora Town Center, and the City of Aurora to host one of the largest food distribution events in Colorado where 3,000 families received boxes of food and Albertsons and Safeway gift cards.
Albertsons Safeway is a corporate partner of The Salvation Army, and helped source food for the 3,000 boxes, provided a discounted rate on food purchased by The Salvation Army, donated gift cards, and supplied 5 semi-trucks and drivers to transport food to the event. At the event, volunteers loaded food into vehicle trunks and back seats, including boxes filled with canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, two loaves of bread, oatmeal, and cereal, as well as a gallon of milk, one dozen eggs, 2 pounds of chicken and a $20 gift card to Albertsons and Safeway. Additionally, The Salvation Army received a $20,000 grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Fundraiser in the Denver Division.
The Salvation Army has also been working with the Albertsons Companies Foundation in Idaho, where more than 2,900 food boxes have been given out and more than 10,000 Treasure Valley individuals and families have been helped since the beginning of the pandemic.
Learn more about how Albertsons Safeway is responding to the pandemic on our Helping You Through COVID-19 website.