Raley’s Kicks Off Annual Food For Families Holiday Bag Program

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Raley's Kicks Off Annual Food For Families Holiday Bag Program
Now through Dec. 31
100% of Donations Benefit Local Food Banks

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Raley’s Food For Families Holiday Bag program offers customers a convenient, budget-friendly solution to make their charitable giving go further toward supporting local food banks in their neighborhoods.

Now through Friday, Dec. 31, the annual program allows customers to purchase a half-price bag of groceries containing more than 25 pounds of wholesome, nonperishable food for just $10. In addition to purchasing a Holiday Bag in stores, for the first time this year customers can also purchase online at www.raleys.com/order.

Last season, Raley’s customers and employees helped raise more than 1.3 million pounds of food through the Holiday Bag program. This year’s goal is to raise 2 million pounds of food to have an even greater impact on families in need.

At a time when food banks are at their greatest need for donations, Raley’s absorbs all administrative fees to ensure that 100% of donations go directly to local food banks. The partnering agency then distributes donations to the hungry in the neighborhood, so contributions remain in the community in which they are collected. Raley’s is partnered with 74 food banks throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada.

“The Food For Families program has been a vital resource in helping us to further our mission to find sensible solutions to hunger that effectively address its root causes: poverty and joblessness,” explained John Healey, President and CEO of California Emergency Foodlink.

Through the Food For Families program, customers can donate without making any additional errands or spending extra time driving to an agency to give, as donations are accepted at every checkstand in all Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores. In addition to the Holiday Bags, donations to the Food For Families program can be made in any increment year-round at a collection box located at checkstands.

To see where donations go in your local store, visit www.foodforfamilies.org.

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 $24 million and more than 13 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, employees and community partners.

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