EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2017--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced that 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
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. In addition
to today’s $1 million in cash donations from the Foundation, SUPERVALU
has continued its giving to local and regional nonprofits, including
Feeding America affiliates in the form of food to create meals for
families across the country.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 13 percent of
American households were estimated to be food insecure in 2015, meaning
they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all
household members. An estimated one in six American children are food
insecure, and seniors represent the fastest growing food-insecure
Following is a list of the
organizations, their grant amounts and their focus by state:
Minnesota: $260,000, representing CUB employees and employees who
work in SUPERVALU’s wholesale distribution business and corporate
The Aliveness Project ($50,000): Provides meals to Twin Cities’
residents suffering from HIV/AIDS.
The Bridge for Youth ($50,000): Supports meals for local youth
temporarily housed at the Bridge for Youth emergency shelter.
Urban Roots ($50,000): Provides urban farming and nutritional
cooking classes for youth on St. Paul’s East Side.
Youth Farm ($50,000): Provides urban farming for youth in Twin
Matter ($40,000): Distributes meals to families in Twin Cities’
communities experiencing food insecurity.
Cornerstone ($20,000): Supports meals for individuals and families
temporarily housed at the Cornerstone Emergency Shelter for
victims of domestic violence in the Twin Cities.
Virginia: $130,000, representing Farm Fresh and SUPERVALU’s
wholesale distribution business
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank ($70,000): Supports the food bank’s
Mobile Food Pantry and Kids’ Café in the Hampton Roads area.
Feed More Community Kitchen ($40,000): Provides meals for Meals on
Wheels, summer children’s feeding programs, adult day care centers
and Kids’ Café in the Richmond area.
Health Brigade ($20,000): Helps individuals with chronic diseases
gain access to nutritious foods through the organization’s “food
pharmacy” for low-income patients in the Richmond area.
Missouri: $110,000, representing Shop ‘n Save and SUPERVALU’s
wholesale distribution business
St. Louis Crisis Nursery ($70,000): Provides emergency services,
meals and short-term care for families in need.
Nurses for Newborns ($40,000): Provides at-risk families with
services and resources to prevent infant mortality.
North Dakota: $80,000, representing Hornbacher’s and SUPERVALU’s
wholesale distribution business
Great Plains Food Bank ($50,000): Supports the food bank’s
backpack program for children facing summer food insecurity in
Fargo and Grand Forks.
Emergency Food Pantry ($15,000): Provides food and grocery
products to people in need in Cass and Clay counties.
Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry ($15,000): Division of the Great
Plains Food Bank of North Dakota, providing food to those in need
in the Bismarck area.
Pennsylvania: $80,000, representing SUPERVALU’s wholesale
Grow Pittsburgh ($40,000): Supports the organization’s community
gardens that help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to local
Meals on Wheels Lancaster ($40,000): Provides daily meals to
seniors and homebound individuals in the Lancaster area.
Washington, D.C.: $70,000, representing SHOPPERS Food & Pharmacy
Food & Friends ($70,000): Delivers free meals to area residents
suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Illinois: $55,000, representing SUPERVALU’s wholesale distribution
business and corporate shared services group
Illinois Valley Food Pantry ($20,000): Local affiliate of Feeding
America food bank.
Salt & Light ($20,000): Local Champaign food co-op where people
without resources can “earn” food dollars by volunteering on site.
Leyden Family Service Food Pantry ($15,000): Provides emergency
groceries for families in distress in the Franklin Park area.
Colorado: $55,000, representing SUPERVALU’s wholesale distribution
business and national call center
Silver Key Meals on Wheels ($20,000): Provides home-delivered
meals to seniors in the Colorado Springs area.
Project Angel Heart ($20,000): Delivers free meals to Denver area
residents suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Denver Rescue Mission ($15,000): Provides meals, shelter and
emergency services for Denver’s homeless men, women and children.
Wisconsin: $35,000, representing SUPERVALU’s wholesale distribution
Paul’s Pantry ($20,000): Food bank serving those in need in Green
Bay and Brown County.
Women & Children’s Horizons ($15,000): Provides meals and
emergency shelter and services for abused women and their children
in the Kenosha area.
Indiana: $20,000, representing SUPERVALU’s wholesale distribution
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana ($20,000): Local
affiliate of Feeding America.
Other communities receiving donations representing SUPERVALU’s
corporate and wholesale distribution business include:
Boise, Idaho: $20,000 to the Idaho Food Bank, the local affiliate
of Feeding America.
Tacoma, Wash.: $20,000 to Food Lifeline, a food rescue and hunger
relief organization for 17 western Washington counties.
Billings, Mont.: $15,000 to the Tumbleweed Runaway Program, which
provides meals and support services for area youth living on the
Anniston, Ala.: $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Central
Alabama, to help fund healthy, after-school snacks at the
organization’s drop-in center.
Quincy, Fla.: $15,000 to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend,
the local Feeding America affiliate.
Lithia Springs, Ga.: $15,000 to Lifeline Mission, which addresses
hunger issues in the area.
Phoenix, Ari.: $15,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, a local
Indianola, Miss.: $15,000 to Delta Health Alliance, supporting
nutrition initiatives and fresh food access in the area.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of
approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United
States through a network of 2,067 stores, composed of 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 (store
counts as of December 3, 2016). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU
has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information about
SUPERVALU, visit www.supervalu.com.
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