Albertsons Companies Foundation Celebrates a Decade of Fighting Hunger

The "Nourishing Neighbors" charitable program has raised nearly $300 million to date.

Nourishing Neighbors foundation beneficiary.
Nourishing Neighbors foundation beneficiary.
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This month, Albertsons Companies, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, celebrates 10 years and $297 million raised for its Nourishing Neighbors charitable program dedicated to fighting hunger. In celebration of this achievement, the Foundation is announcing today on Nourishing Neighbors Day, that the company’s private label brand, O Organics, is donating $7 million, and the equivalent of 28 million meals, for the second year in a row to the program. This donation will fund grants dedicated to providing healthy meals for at-risk youth throughout the summer and after school hours, and the Nourishing Neighbors program will award an additional $30,000 in grants, $1,000 a day throughout June, to nonprofits in a social media contest.

During this month, Albertsons private label brand O Organics donated $7 million, and the equivalent of 28 million meals, to the Nourishing Neighbors program as part of the brand’s Fight Hunger, Serve Hope initiative to combat hunger during the summer months and after school hours when school-aged children face higher rates of food insecurity. The $7 million donation will fund grants to enhance school breakfasts, provide weekend breakfast food, backpack programs with food to take home, summer breakfast meals and many other breakfast-related programs. This follows a 2023 donation of $7 million to fund similar grants for at-risk youth.

Now through June 30, grant recipients are encouraged to share their stories on any social media channel tagging #NourishingNeighbors, @OOrganics, and their local Albertsons Cos. banner store celebrating the O Organics grant and showing how their organization is using the funds. The Nourishing Neighbors program will award an additional $30,000 in grants, $1,000 a day throughout June, to nonprofits with the most compelling social media posts.

Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Albertsons Companies Foundation and seeks to ensure at-risk children, adults, seniors and families have access to the food they need to thrive. During the month of May, Nourishing Neighbors raised more than $5 million through customer donations made at the register across every Albertsons Cos. store. Since the program’s inception in 2014, Nourishing Neighbors (formerly Hunger Is) has raised more than $297 million for thousands of nonprofit organizations that are on the front lines of combatting hunger in America.

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