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Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons stores raise money for California Wildfire Relief

Company Press Release

The Albertsons Companies Foundation announced today an in-store fundraiser to help people and communities affected by the California Wildfires. Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores in California and Northern Nevada are raising money to help disaster relief organizations including the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these devastating fires.

Customers can make donations at checkstands of the company’s California and Northern Nevada store locations. The Albertsons Companies Foundation will match customer donations up to $500,000.

“We have a longstanding history serving California. We’re committed to helping our neighbors during this crisis,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. “We know the needs are great and we want to make a meaningful impact to help people recover.”

Along with financial assistance, Safeway’s Northern California Division is working with the Red Cross to donate tractor trailers to bring and store food to help evacuation shelters. They are also working with multiple local organizations throughout Napa and Sonoma counties to provide food and other necessities to multiple shelters.

Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons are banners that operate under Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood.

About the Albertsons Companies Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Albertsons Companies Foundation, formerly The 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 the Albertsons Companies Foundation have invested $1 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Albertsons Companies Foundation, visit www.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.com.

Media Contact: Teena Massingill teena.massingill@safeway.com