Hunger

As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. We’re proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve.

In addition, we are proud supporters of Hunger Is a proprietary program working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 5 children in America, in our neighborhoods, not knowing where their next meal will come from, it is a big problem and we are well positioned to create a ground swelling of support to ensure that no child will go hungry.

Hunger Is raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.

We believe:

  • Children in American are suffering. Our children. Hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
  • For a child in America, possibilities should be limitless. We teach our children to aim high…to reach for the stars. The hopes for our future rest on our children’s shoulders; our continued prosperity becomes their responsibility.

Yet within the borders of our country, the limits of our cities, the blocks of our neighborhoods, the walls of our schools, a lack of nourishment is eroding our children’s potential.

That is not someone else’s problem. It is ours to solve. We can all do something to undo childhood hunger.

We will not let their opportunities to succeed be diminished by hunger. Empty stomachs will not determine who they will be and what they can accomplish.

Each and every one of us will take responsibility for the children who are hungry in our neighborhoods. They are our children. Yours and mine. They belong to us and we refuse to ignore a problem that has existed for so long in a country with so much bounty and excess.

Every boy and girl should be able to dream big and make those dreams a reality.

We will take ownership of hunger here. By investing our time, energy and resources, we can be part of the solution to end childhood hunger. We can fill bellies. Turn fear into hope. Opportunities to succeed will no longer be diminished by a problem that is within our power to solve.

We will do whatever it takes to assure that no child in America will ever have to say, “Hunger Is Me”.

Local Stories

Complete Eats Kickoff

Complete Eats

Safeway is proud to be the largest supermarket chain in the state of Washington to partner with the Washington State Department of Health and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) to launch the Complete Eats program. Seattle Division President, Karl Schroeder helped announce the campaign along with the Washington State Department of Health on June 20th, 2017.
This innovate program is designed to bring fruits and vegetables to low income households that struggle with food insecurity. SNAP customers will automatically earn a $3 to $5 coupon when they spend at least $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables at Safeway stores. Families can shop for a variety of fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables with no added fats, sugars or sodium. The coupons will print out at the end of the transaction along with the grocery receipt.The Complete Eats coupons will be available for two consecutive years, or until the funding for the coupons runs out.

The holiday Home Team Harvest Food Drive was a HUGE success! Overall the food drive brought in nearly 180,000 Safeway Albertsons hunger bags and thousands of dollars in monetary donations, including $100,000 from the Albertsons Companies Foundation.

Home Team Harvest Fills Local Food Bank Shelves

The holiday Home Team Harvest Food Drive was a HUGE success! Overall the food drive brought in nearly 180,000 Safeway Albertsons hunger bags and thousands of dollars in monetary donations, including $100,000 from the Albertsons Companies Foundation.

Seattle Division President, Karl Schroeder presented NW Harvest with the check during media day on December 5th. More than a dozen employees and their families volunteered their time as Safeway customers stopped by to donate $10 hunger bags. It was a celebration with the Seahawks Drumline, Blue Thunder, Sea Gals and Blitz helping bring in the bags. People also had a blast with the first ever ‘ham bowl!’ Each pin knocked down brought in a 100 Hormel Hams for charity. All the donated food and money will stock the shelves of local food banks for the next several months.

Seattle Family's Christmas Surprise

Seattle Family's Christmas Surprise

This Christmas Eve, the Seahawks, Albertsons Safeway and Fox Sports surprised one lucky family currently living at Mary’s Place in Seattle with a once in a lifetime experience.  The McAteer family was whisked away to their first ever Seahawks game where they were surprised with the news that the NFL is going to cover their rent for ONE full year!  Next, they learned that Albertsons Safeway would also be picking up the tab for their groceries for the year as well!  It was definitely a Christmas to remember!

Pictured:  The McAteer family

Northwest Harvest Receives $100,000

On December 5th, 2015 the Albertsons Companies Foundation presented Northwest Harvest with a $100,000 check.   Northwest Harvest is a statewide hunger relief agency, which includes hundreds of local food banks in almost every Washington state community.  The donation, along with thousands of “Hunger Bags” donated by Safeway and Albertsons customers, helped stock the shelves of these food banks for months beyond the holiday season.

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