Contributors to West Sacramento-based Raley’s 27th annual Food For Families holiday bag campaign can do so via phone texts.
Through Dec. 31, people can contribute $10 by texting ENDHUNGER to 85944. A bag of groceries will be donated to help local food banks meet demand to feed needy families throughout Northern California and Nevada. The company partners with 72 food banks throughout the region to distribute food throughout the year.
Raley’s said it will match each donation and provide a bag of groceries worth more than $20. Bags contain items that include carrots, potatoes, green salads and whole wheat pasta.
Raley’s is partnering with MobileCause to administer the text program. Once a text is sent, contributing individuals will have donations charged to their phone bills. The ENDHUNGER text option is available through major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Contributions to the food program also can be made at checkout lines in Raley’s-operated stores, at www.foodforfamilies.org or via Facebook.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.