Austin, TX, September 9, 2019 – The Central Texas Food Bank is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Randalls and the Randalls Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at Austin-area Randalls stores will be used to feed the 1 in 7 Central Texans who face hunger on a regular basis.
“This gift will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “We’d like to thank Randalls for selecting us as their charity partner and supporting our efforts to fight hunger. We’d also like to thank the Randalls Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no child has to start their day hungry.”
The Central Texas Food Bank is on the front line of hunger relief, helping nearly 46,000 Central Texans each week access nutritious food when they need it the most.
Hunger Is, a charitable program of the Randalls Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means focused on combatting childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes.
“It’s an honor support the work of the Central Texas Food Bank. “Every day we learn about organizations that go above and beyond to help people in need,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Randalls Foundation. “Such selfless dedication makes our communities better places to live and work.”
Anyone wishing to support the Central Texas Food Bank through this program can simply go to an Austin-area Randalls store to make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout from September 1- 30.
To learn more about the Central Texas Food Bank, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.
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ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK
The mission of the Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit www.centraltexasfoodbank.org.
ABOUT ALBERTSON COMPANIES FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, Albertsons Companies Foundation, formerly Safeway Foundation, supports causes that impact customers’ lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees’ passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation have invested $1 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001.