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Albertsons donates 2,832 meals to Idaho Foodbank

Posted at 4:32 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:32:59-05

Albertsons donated 2,832 Thanksgiving meals to the Idaho Foodbank Thursday, the culmination of the chain’s annual “Turkey Bucks” campaign. The meal total is more than a 23 percent increase over last year, Idaho Foodbank officials said.

The “Turkey Bucks” campaign enabled customers to round up their purchase or add $1, $5 or $10 as a donation.
“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 meals come at the perfect time, Idaho Foodbank officials said, since the agency is hoping to distribute 2.5 million meals in the final two months 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. “These meals will brighten the holiday for thousands of Idaho families. We thank the associates and customers of Albertsons.”

The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho.