Safeway Awarded for Hunger Relief Efforts

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Safeway Awarded for Hunger Relief Efforts

A Colorado food bank thanks Safeway for ongoing support, especially during historic flooding
Safeway Public Affairs Director Kris Staaf holds Community Food Share award

Safeway Public Affairs Director Kris Staaf holds Community Food Share award

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:00am

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Community Food Share, a Feeding America food bank that serves Colorado’s Boulder and Broomfield Counties, awarded Safeway with an Access Award for our support.

Safeway has been providing donations to the Community Food Share for years. In 2013, our stores in Boulder, Centennial and Longmont donated 192,877 pounds of food and other goods to the food bank. Pre-filled bags of food sold at local stores during our annual Help Us End Hunger campaign also go to the food bank. In addition, Safeway distribution center employees provide helpful advice to food bank staff on the safe storage and handling of food.

Last fall, following the disastrous floods throughout Colorado, the Community Food Share needed extra supplies to help those who were affected. Safeway coordinated a 40,000 pound protein donation from Smithfield. The meat helped the food bank respond to the unprecedented challenge.

Safeway is honored to receive the Access Award and we thank Community Food Share for all they do to help people get the nourishment and care they need.

“Safeway is a great partner for Community Food Share. We’re grateful for the retail donations we receive on a daily basis and the holiday food drive every year,” said Tom Reed, Food Procurement Manager at Community Food Share.

“When you add to that the extra effort during the floods of bringing in a whole truckload of protein, our most needed food category, we are just blown away by all that Safeway does to support our community.”

Learn more about Community Food Share and Safeway’s hunger relief efforts. Join the Facebook and Twitter conversation by using the #HeartOfSafeway hashtag. 

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