Raley’s Food For Families program was founded in 1986 by Joyce Raley Teel and former Raley’s President Chuck Collings. What began as a simple holiday food drive quickly grew to a year round effort to fight hunger.
Operating as a true community partnership, Raley’s Food For Families now raises funds in a variety of ways – at the check stand, online, on Facebook, and even through mobile messaging. And that holiday food drive? We’re still at it! Last year our annual Food For Families holiday program raised over 2 million pounds of food for local families in need.
In addition, all Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, and Food Source stores donate unsellable grocery and food products to Food For Families partner food banks. Items donated are unable to be sold for a variety of reasons, but they’re still perfectly safe to be consumed. By getting these products into the hands of those who need them, our Food For Families food rescue program not only diverts usable food from unnecessarily entering the waste stream, it’s also an important source of daily donations for hundreds of food banks across our region.
We’ve got a great team! To learn about the generous businesses and brands that are joining us in fighting hunger, or to learn how your organization can join us – visit here.