BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idahoans who shopped at Albertsons helped provide those in need with more than 2,800 meals last month.
“We are always blown away by the generosity of our incredible customers and associates,” said Brad Street, President of the Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division
According to the Idaho Foodbank, the grocery chain and it's customers helped donate the meals to the food bank this past week through its "Turkey Bucks" campaign. Customers were given the opportunity to round up their purchases by a $1, $5 or $10 to donate. This year the giving campaign brought in 23% more than last year.
“We are always blown away by the generosity of our incredible customers and associates,” said Brad Street, President of the Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division. “It’s an honor to play a role in the effort to feed members of our community this holiday season.”
The Idaho FoodBank hopes to hand out 2.5 million meals before the end of the year.
“Albertsons continues to deliver on its dedication to help with our mission to solve hunger in Idaho,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank said in a news release. “These meals will brighten the holiday for thousands of Idaho families. We thank the associates and customers of Albertsons.”
The Idaho Foodbank is a nonprofit organization that started in the mid 80's, and is completely supported by donors. It says it is the largest distributor of food in the state. It also works with various other community organizations like soup kitchens and senior centers to give out 161 million pounds of food to those in need.