The donation was part of the hunger program created by the makers of SKIPPY® peanut butter in 2018. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country and is part of the company’s philanthropic efforts that focus on hunger and education.
The peanut butter – enough to make more than 115,000 peanut butter sandwiches* – will help the Redwood Empire Food Bank keep its warehouse shelves stocked for distribution through its programs and 170 partner organizations.
“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Safeway to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by its stores,” said Aly Sill, brand manager at Hormel Foods. “The SKIPPY® peanut butter hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Safeway, and we are honored to work together to contribute to those in need.”
“Safeway takes great pride in giving back to the communities it serves,” said Wendy Gutshall, director of public and government affairs at Safeway. “We’re excited to work in collaboration with Hormel Foods to help feed families in need this holiday season.”