Private-philanthropic partnership unites all major Oregon grocery retailers against hunger; diverts more than 14 million pounds of food from waste and compost each year
Oregon Food Bank’s new grocery rescue partnership with Safeway is increasing the amount of healthy food available to people struggling to make ends meet. By early 2016, 107 Safeway stores in Oregon and Clark County, Washington will be part of the Fresh Alliance program, which captures and diverts fresh food to hungry people across the state.
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the United States' first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. As part of the effort, the federal government will lead a new partnership with charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and local, state and tribal governments to reduce food loss and waste in order to improve overall food security and conserve our nation's natural resources.
Have you ever wondered how your purchasing decisions impact the livelihoods of other people and regions? Buying fair trade certified products takes the guesswork out of it. Thanks to strict standards developed by leading industry experts, your purchase of Fair Trade CertifiedTM tuna helps to empower fishing communities while also protecting fragile ecosystems.
Albertsons Companies, Inc. which includes well known banners such as Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Safeway , the second-largest traditional grocer in the U.S., is expanding its partnership with nonprofit sustainable seafood advisor FishWise across all of the Company’s banners. Safeway began a partnership with FishWise in 2010 to develop and implement a more comprehensive sustainable seafood policy.
Thanks to generous donations from Safeway and Albertsons customers, funds will help eradicate childhood hunger through a program supported by award-winning actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis
PLEASANTON, Calif., and LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced they have raised more than $5.5 million through customer donations to Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America. Now in its second year, the campaign raised funds throughout April 2015 in a month-long, in-store fundraiser in more than 1,600 Safeway and Albertsons stores across the U.S.
The Safeway Foundation donated $100,000 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) during a presentation at their Oak Harbor, Wash., store grand opening on Friday, May 22.
The Safeway Foundation had said it wanted to make a surprise donation to a local military organization during the grand opening that would benefit the service men and women at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and other veterans. It also noted that it would be a way to honor the people of Oak Harbor and highlight the deep military ties within the community.
The launch of Fair Trade USA Certified yellow fin tuna provides a solution that addresses both social and environmental responsibility in global fishing communities.
Click here to learn more about how your seafood purchasing decisions impact the livelihoods of other people and regions or visit the Safeway CSR site for more information about Safeway's seafood purchasing goals.