This summer, we asked you to help fill our food banks with fresh fruits and vegetables. I’m excited to say that our Food For Families Fresh Drive was a huge success! Thanks to your generosity, we raised an amazing $601,950!
This huge accomplishment was truly a community effort. You gave in store. You donated online and through Facebook, and encouraged your friends to do the same. And you were in good company. Some of your favorite grocery brands stepped up to donate over $350,000 to our Fresh Drive – simply incredible!
Now, through our Food For Families Fresh Program, our food bank partners will use these funds to obtain wholesome, nutritious food – including fresh fruits and vegetables. And because 100% of all donations go directly to feeding those in need, every penny gets us one step closer to our vision: To end hunger locally by providing fresh and healthy food to those who need it most.
I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you who helped make our Fresh Drive a success. Your support, and the great efforts of our Raley’s team members are truly helping to make our community a healthier place.
And we’re joined by some pretty incredible partners. Please join me in thanking the food and drug brands who helped support our Fresh Drive:
From the Advantage family: ACH Food Companies, Beech-Nut, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Best Foods Mayonnaise, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Knorr, and Popsicle.
From United and Market Centre: Bonne Maman, Briannas, Brownie Brittle, Dave’s Gourmet, DelGrosso, Kodiak Cakes, Reese, Village Harvest, Wasa, Wheat Montana.
From the Proctor and Gamble family: Bounty, Cascade, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Pampers, Pantene, and Tide.
From the Edge Sales Family: Fresh Express, Mann’s Packing, Marie’s Dressings, Ratto Brothers, Sunset, Sunkist, Tasteful Selections, and World Food Products.
Also contributing to our Fresh Drive are Acosta, Frito Lay, Coca-Cola, Snyder’s, Nestle, Coffeemate, Nestle Drumstick, Stouffer’s, Nestle Tollhouse, Hallmark, Bell Carter, Lindsay, Crossmark and Filippo Berio, Borges, Foster Farms, Bonert’s Pies, Pacific Seafood, Interlink Marketing, Apio, Earthbound Farms, Marzetti, GoodFoods, Renaissance Food Group, Nature Sweet Tomatoes, Taylor Farms, and Boggeri.
To see updates on how your donations are making a difference, be sure to like our Food For Families Facebook page. And if you missed out on our summer donation drive, you can contribute to Food For Families anytime at www.FoodforFamilies.org.