SUPERVALU, Independent Grocery Retailers and Consumer Packaged
Goods Companies Team Up to Make a Difference in Hunger Relief Efforts
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2016--
Representatives for Feeding America were on hand last evening at
SUPERVALU’s 2016 National Expo to accept a $100,000 donation in support
of the organization’s mission to end hunger. The donation was made
possible through the collective efforts of SUPERVALU, and the
independent grocery retailers and consumer packaged goods companies
attending and exhibiting at this year’s Expo.
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SUPERVALU Presents Feeding America with a check for $100,000 as part of its 2016 National Expo. (Photo: Business Wire)
“All of the grocery retailers and companies involved in this effort know
how important it is to give back to their communities,” said Mike
Stigers, SUPERVALU Executive Vice President, Wholesale. “With this in
mind, we thought the Expo provided the perfect opportunity to join
together for the first time to make a difference for hunger relief in
the communities where we live and work.”
The donation was presented to Bob Chatmas, chief operating officer of
Second Harvest Heartland, a Minneapolis-St. Paul Feeding America member
food bank, prior to a Wednesday night celebration featuring a
performance by singer, songwriter and platinum record producer Andy
Grammer, who has partnered with Feeding America to raise awareness for
hunger relief as a member of its Entertainment Council.
Joining Stigers in the check presentation were National Grocers
Association President and CEO Peter Larkin, Todd Tillemans, Executive
Vice President of Customer Development at Unilever, and Brian Audette,
Senior Vice President, Sales, Merchandising and Marketing at SUPERVALU.
“One in seven Americans struggles to get enough food to eat,” said
Audette, who is also a Second Harvest Heartland board member. “This
donation will make a tangible impact by providing food for those in
need. For every $1 received, Feeding America is able to help provide 11
meals to people facing hunger. We are so grateful to the collective
efforts of SUPERVALU and all of the independent grocery retailers and
companies at the National Expo who helped to make this donation
Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger relief organization with
200 member food banks serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia
and Puerto Rico. Together, they provide food to more than 46 million
people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities
About SUPERVALU INC.
INC. (NYSE: SVU) is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers
in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $18 billion. SUPERVALU
serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,342
stores composed of 1,773 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced
primarily by the company’s food distribution business; 1,368 Save-A-Lot
stores, of which 896 are operated by licensee owners; and 201
traditional retail grocery stores (store counts as of June 18, 2016).
Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 40,000
employees. For more information about SUPERVALU, visit www.supervalu.com
About Feeding America:
America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight
against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more
than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in
communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that
improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public
about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects
people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and
government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer.
Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org,
find us on Facebook
or follow us on Twitter.
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Source: SUPERVALU INC.
Jeff Swanson, 952-903-1645