Give $1, $5 or $10 and 100 percent of customer donations will provide meals to a local San Diego County military family this Thanksgiving season.
FULLERTON, CA, 2014-11-4— /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday season upon us, Albertsons San Diego area stores have officially launched their 2014 Giving Thanks campaign to raise funds for San Diego County military families Thanksgiving celebrations. Joining the effort and helping to coordinate this year’s meal distribution is Operation Home Front-California, a 501(c) 3 military non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded active duty soldiers and veterans.
Now through November 25, Albertsons San Diego County customers can support the Turkey Bucks campaign by donating $1, $5, $10, or any amount desired, as they’re checking out with their groceries. With the funds raised, complete turkey dinners with all of the traditional fixings and sides will be prepared and delivered to local military units prior to Thanksgiving Day.
“Albertsons Turkey Bucks program is an easy and convenient way for customers to genuinely thank local military families for their unwavering commitment,” emphasized Wendy Oliver, vice president of operations for Albertsons Southern California Division. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to join efforts with Operation Homefront-California in honoring our local military families with this holiday donation.”
“Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with family and friends, and our military has definitely earned the opportunity to do that,” said Jack Chirrick, executive director of Operation Homefront- California. “Our service members and their families make tremendous sacrifices for the freedoms we all share. We are proud to be partnering with Albertsons for our fourth straight year in this program to thank our military community for all they do for us.”
While San Diego County Albertsons stores will focus on supporting military families, Albertsons other stores throughout Southern California will be partnering with community food banks and pantries to distribute other holiday dinners.
Established in 2006, AB Acquisition LLC (“Albertsons”), which operates ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market and Super Save, and stores under the United Family of stores, Amigos, Market Street and United Supermarkets, is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned by Cerberus Capital management, Kimco Realty Corporation, Klaff Realty, Lubert-Adler Partners, and Schottenstein Stores Corporation, and operates 1081 stores and 14 distribution centers in 29 states and employs approximately 115,000 associates. For more information about Albertsons, visit www.albertsons.com or www.facebook.com/albertsons.
About Operation Homefront
A 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was formed shortly after 9/11 in February 12002 to support the families of deployed service members. Operation Homefront is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and has evolved into a major nonprofit. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 17 locations serving all 50 states. With top marks from charity watch groups, Operation Homefront primarily serves the lowest-paid military members in the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks. For more information about Operation Homefront visit: www.operationhomefront.net and www.facebook.com/OHCalifornia.
Lilia Rodriguez, Communications/Public Affairs Manager
Albertsons Southern California Division
Office: 714. 300.6438/Cell: 714.306.5408
Jack Chirrick, Executive Director
Operation Homefront- California
Office: 858.863.5149/Cell: 619.890.8067