Hunger

As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. We’re proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve.

In addition, we are proud supporters of Hunger Is a proprietary program working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 5 children in America, in our neighborhoods, not knowing where their next meal will come from, it is a big problem and we are well positioned to create a ground swelling of support to ensure that no child will go hungry.

Hunger Is raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.

We believe:

  • Children in American are suffering. Our children. Hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
  • For a child in America, possibilities should be limitless. We teach our children to aim high…to reach for the stars. The hopes for our future rest on our children’s shoulders; our continued prosperity becomes their responsibility.

Yet within the borders of our country, the limits of our cities, the blocks of our neighborhoods, the walls of our schools, a lack of nourishment is eroding our children’s potential.

That is not someone else’s problem. It is ours to solve. We can all do something to undo childhood hunger.

We will not let their opportunities to succeed be diminished by hunger. Empty stomachs will not determine who they will be and what they can accomplish.

Each and every one of us will take responsibility for the children who are hungry in our neighborhoods. They are our children. Yours and mine. They belong to us and we refuse to ignore a problem that has existed for so long in a country with so much bounty and excess.

Every boy and girl should be able to dream big and make those dreams a reality.

We will take ownership of hunger here. By investing our time, energy and resources, we can be part of the solution to end childhood hunger. We can fill bellies. Turn fear into hope. Opportunities to succeed will no longer be diminished by a problem that is within our power to solve.

We will do whatever it takes to assure that no child in America will ever have to say, “Hunger Is Me”.

Local Stories

A Christmas Affair of the Junior League of Austin

The Randalls Foundation and The Albertsons Companies Foundations have been a longtime sponsor of A Christmas Affair, providing three Santa Breakfasts held Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the event extravaganza.

A Christmas Affair is the largest fundraiser for The Junior League of Austin, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The $700,000 raised through the four-day shopping experience allows us to further our mission and helps our 2,500 members:

  • Feed 1,400 children suffering from food insecurity each week during the school year through our signature program, FIT – Food in Tummies
  • Provide approximately 35,000 coats annually to children who don’t otherwise have a warm winter coat through Coats for Kids
  • Support 33 community nonprofits with volunteers and funding

A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200 vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch, and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa!

Feeding hungry children and their parents during the breakfasts, along with providing gingerbread houses for the children to decorate is no small task!  We salute Gwen Hatch, Randalls Store Director #2471 for her leadership in producing our contributions to the Santa Breakfasts.

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