This summer, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Safeway stores are partnering to help save shoppers energy and money on their lighting with “Lighten Your Load” events.
On select days at Safeway locations, bring old incandescent and/or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and receive up to three free LED light bulbs and a new, reusable shopping bag. These “Lighten Your Load” events are a way to save on electric bills and ensure that plastics and dangerous substances, like mercury, do not enter the waste stream.
Hormel Foods and CytoSport honor Northern California firefighters; help feed residents
By Mary Burich
When Ryan Bennie mentioned that he and his fellow firefighters “need a break,” he was saying a mouthful. Ryan was front and center during the Northern California wildfires that erupted in October 2017, racking up more than $9 billion in damages and taking dozens of lives along the way.
Albertsons added sushi to its “Top 5 by 2022” project, which promises that the five most popular wild and farm-raised seafood species used for sushi in its stores will be sourced sustainably and responsibly.
"Sushi represents a large and growing opportunity for retailers to affect positive change in seafood sustainability,” said Lori Dupre, whose job is to provide corporate support for Albertsons delis.
One immediate result: no more eel, whose populations are in decline.
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The Ocean Shores Food Bank is one of four groups on Grays Harbor County that have started receiving help from the Aberdeen Safeway store with ongoing efforts to feed hungry Harborites through a program administered by Seattle-based nonprofit Food Lifeline.
The Port Angeles Safeway on Lincoln Street was honored as the Governor’s 2017 Medium Private Employer of the Year for its efforts in hiring people with disabilities.
Mike LaGrange, who manages the store, said he was honored to receive the award. “It was amazing and it was humbling to listen to all the people with disabilities and understand what they overcame and what it means to them,” LaGrange said.
The Safeway employs 13 people with developmental disabilities who are supported by community organizations, making up nearly 10 percent of the approximately 160 employees.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, on behalf of his Why Not You Foundation, will present Seattle Children’s and its Strong Against Cancer initiative a donation of $1,675,367 during the Friday Seahawks versus Chiefs preseason game at CenturyLink Field. The proceeds were raised through a combined effort from The Wilson Celebrity Invitational charity event Wilson hosted in June and Safeway and Albertsons customers who participated in an in-store promotion during the month of July.
For nearly a decade, employees at Albertsons Companies’ Northern California Safeway office have participated in and raised money for the AIDS Walk San Francisco. This year, the team of Albertsons Companies’ corporate office and Safeway employees again supported the important cause. About 8,000 people participated in the 10K walk through Golden Gate Park.
Safeway is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment, preserving vital resources, and contributing positively to its valued community. These ideals were revealed clearly in a recent project at the Safeway store in Truckee, California. Eager to conserve electricity, Safeway accepted a partnership proposal from Ecology Action, a non-profit environment consultancy organization committed to helping people and businesses act now to create a thriving economy and healthier planet.