Albertsons and Oasis Brands team up to donate meals and paper for Idahoans in need
At a time of year synonymous with boisterous family gatherings and extravagant meals, there are many Idaho families who face the prospect of a bare pantry for the holidays. This year, many of those families will now enjoy a holiday meal thanks to Albertsons and their generous shoppers and suppliers across the state.
On Friday November 21, Albertsons delivered 1,320 complete Thanksgiving dinners to The Idaho Foodbank, donated by shoppers through its “Turkey Bucks” campaign, which allows shoppers to round up their purchase or add $1, $5 or $10 as a donation.
“We are very fortunate to live in a community that cares about their neighbors,“ said Susan Morris, President of the Intermountain Division for Albertsons. “Every year, we’re honored and humbled by the generosity of our customers and our Albertsons associates who work together to help provide holiday meals to so many people served by the Idaho Foodbank”
Along with the truckload of turkey dinners, Albertsons also supplied the food bank with hundreds of rolls of Fiora® brand tissue and towels, donated by Oasis Brands, Inc. Relief organizations such as the Idaho Foodbank often spend thousands of dollars each year to provide enough paper products to families in need, as these items are not covered by the US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
“Albertsons is a partner that is ‘all-in’ when it comes to the effort to solve hunger,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “The kind gift of 1,320 Thanksgiving meals by Albertsons and the gracious gift of Fiora Tissue and Towels by Oasis will mean the world to the people we serve this holiday season.”