Ralphs Grocery Company has contributed more than $6 million to local communities and charitable causes in Southern California, as well as 3.4 million pounds of fresh food to its Feeding America partner agencies.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralphs Grocery Company believes in giving back to the communities its store serve. In keeping with its commitment of giving, the supermarket company today announced that it contributed more than $6 million to local communities and charitable causes in Southern California, as well as 3.4 million pounds of fresh food to its Feeding America partner agencies.
These donations — which include donations made by Ralphs, the company's charitable foundation, associates and through in-store fundraising – provided much-needed financial support to thousands of local schools, hunger relief agencies and non-profit organizations in Southern California communities where the company operates stores.
"Ralphs recognizes the importance of investing in the communities where our associates and customers live and work," said Donna Giordano, president of Ralphs. "Giving back to our communities is an important part of Ralphs culture and social responsibility in Southern California."
Ralphs focuses its charitable giving in five key areas: hunger relief; K-12 education; advancement of women and minorities; women's health; and grassroots opportunities. Among the charitable programs that Ralphs supported last year: