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Food For Families Surpasses Goal Once Again

Raley’s Partners with Customers to Raise Over 2 Million Pounds of Food

By Amy Davis | Friday January 9, 2009

West Sacramento, Calif. – Thanks to the generosity of Raley’s customers and colleagues, an incredible 99,145 holiday bags – which amounts to 2,320,989 pounds of food ­– were purchased in the annual Food For Families Holiday Bag program.

“This is a true testament to the remarkable generosity of our customers and colleagues,” said Food For Families Executive Director, Nancy McGagin. “And during a holiday season when food donations were in such great need, we were able to exceed our original goal.”

These food donations benefit Food For Families partners in the many communities served by Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores to guarantee that 100% of the donations remains in the community where it’s collected.

In addition to the donations of non-perishable items in each bag, Raley’s once again provided each community partner with a supply of fresh meat products, including ham and poultry items so more families could enjoy a complete, well-balanced meal this holiday season.

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About Food For Families:

Food For Families is a registered 501(c)3 organization providing food for the needy year-round in the communities of Northern California and Northern Nevada served by Raley’s, Bel Air  Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores.

Food For Families began as a holiday food drive in 1986 and was founded by Raley’s Co-Chairman and Owner Joyce Raley Teel and CEO emeritus Charles Collings. Since then, the organization has raised over $20 million and more than 10 million pounds of food for the needy in communities served by Raley’s stores, as part of the company’s long-time commitment to local communities. The legacy of the program continues today, thanks to the support of Raley’s customers, colleagues and community partners.

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