BOISE, Idaho — The Holidays are here and the Treasure Valley is in the giving spirit. On Monday, Alberstons delivered a huge donation to the Idaho Foodbank.
The Boise-based grocery chain donated thousands of Thanksgiving day meals which will be given to local families in need. Organizers say they could not be happier with the program's success, but there is more work to be done.
"Today we've got thirteen of our stores throughout the Treasure Valley that picked the Idaho Foodbank to make their donation to which is the 4,199 complete dinners that you see here behind me," said John Colgrove, Albertsons Intermountain Division President.
The Albertsons stores gathered cash through their "Turkey Bucks" program. So far, the campaign has delivered 4,199 Thanksgiving meals that will go directly to Idaho households. This delivery beats last years record when 3,067 full turkey dinners were provided.
Each meal includes a turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. Meals will continue to arrive with the "Santa Bucks" campaign adding opportunities for customers to give in late November through December.