Albertsons personnel arrived at the Idaho Foodbank in Boise Thursday with a truck filled with 2,616 full turkey dinners for hungry families.
As part of the chain’s ongoing “Turkey Bucks” campaign, shoppers at Albertsons stores all over the state have had opportunities to add to their purchase totals by donating $1, $5 or $10 to Idaho families in need.
The first shipment was delivered to the Foodbank Thursday morning. “And meals will continue to arrive -- with the “Santa Bucks” campaign adding opportunities for customers to give in late November and December,” said Idaho Foodbank spokesman Mike Sharp.
“Albertsons is committed to our longstanding partnership and support for the Idaho Foodbank to provide hunger relief to those in need,” said Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division President John Colgrove. “I have seen first-hand the Foodbank’s dedication to helping people who struggle with hunger every day.”
The Foodbank plans to distribute the food for three million meals between now and the end of the year.
“The generosity of Albertsons employees and customers is an inspiration -- and an example -- of what can be done when a community rallies together,” said Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk. “These meals will brighten holidays for people all over our state. We couldn’t have provided these meals without the work of Albertsons and the customers who dug into their own pockets to help their neighbors.”