As part of its charitable efforts, Albertsons Companies said that in the span of 21 days, its customers and employees helped raise more than $8 million in disaster relief donations for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma through a point-of-sale campaign at its 2,300-plus stores.
The company also said it contributed millions of dollars in products to help those in Texas and Florida recover from the recent hurricanes. The Albertsons Companies Foundation matched the first $200,000 and was an early sponsor of the recent Hand in Hand telethon for disaster relief.
“The donations are more than dollars and cents. They’re a remarkable act of caring by our generous and concerned customers across the U.S.,” said Bob Miller, Albertsons chairman and CEO. “We know the broad devastation of the hurricanes first hand because our employees in those areas are among the thousands of people who are recovering and rebuilding. They worked hard to get our stores opened to serve our communities, even if they had devastating circumstances they were dealing with following the storms. We’re here to help them and all of the affected communities that we serve and support.”
All of the donations collected at the company’s Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, and other stores across the U.S. will go directly to local disaster relief organizations, including the Salvation Army, Houston Food Bank, Feeding Texas and others.