EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Supervalu Foundation will donate $1 million to 34 nonprofits that provide hunger and food-related relief to those in need in local communities across the country.
The $1 million in donations will benefit local communities in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Recipient organizations include local food bank affiliates of Feeding America, local members of Meals on Wheels America, local urban garden programs and meal programs at local emergency shelters, among others.
“Too many people in the United States today experience food insecurity,” said Supervalu President and CEO Mark Gross. “Today’s donations provide needed funding to help feed our communities, which is part of our company's mission, and is an important contribution to the efforts to address hunger relief.”
The Supervalu Foundation was established in 1993 to effect positive change in communities where Supervalu operates and serves. Hunger relief and nutrition programming are key focuses of the Foundation.
As of Dec. 3, Supervalu has a network of 2,067 stores, comprising 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores operated under the Shop 'N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.