United Food Bank to Receive Hunger Is Donations Made at Local Albertsons and Safeway Stores

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United Food Bank is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Albertsons Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at the East Valley and eastern Arizona store(s) will be used to help fight childhood hunger in our service area. 

“This gift will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Dave Richins, CEO United Food Bank. “We’d like to thank the East Valley and eastern Arizona Albertsons and Safeway stores for selecting us as their charity partner and supporting our efforts to fight hunger. We’d also like to thank Albertsons Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no child has to start their day hungry. United Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger in the places we call home. With 1 in 4 children struggling with hunger, this campaign is a life line during the year.”

Hunger Is, a charitable program of the Albertsons Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means focused on combatting childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes. 

“It’s an honor support the work of United Food Bank. Every day we learn about organizations that go above and beyond to help people in need,” said Christy Duncan, President and Executive Director, The Albertsons Companies Foundation. “Such selfless dedication makes our communities better places to live and work.”

Anyone wishing to support United Food Bank through this program can simply go to any Albertsons or Safeway store in the East Valley or Eastern Arizona to make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout September 1- 30.


United Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona for more than 35 years. We collect, acquire, store and distribute food and related commodities to more than 220 partner agencies that serve more than 228,000 people in need across more than 19,500 square miles. Last year, United Food Bank distributed almost 24 million pounds of food providing nearly 19.5 million meals to our neighbors in need.

The Albertsons Foundation supports causes that impact our customers’ lives. Albertsons, Safeway and Vons stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through our employees’ passion, partnerships with our vendors, and the generous contributions by our customers. We take pride in ensuring that the vast majority of the funds we raise stays in local communities and reflects what is important to our customers and employees.

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