A summer donation drive launched in June by the Raleys Food For Families program raised nearly $176,000 from store customers in less than eight weeks, the company announced this week.
The West Sacramento-based grocer said most of the money came from customers donating at checkout stands in Raleys Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods stores from June 9 through July 31. Raleys said all donated funds will go to Food For Families partner food banks to feed families throughout Northern California and Nevada.
The summer-long donation program coincided with the June launch of the Raleys Food For Families ReFresh initiative, a pilot program offering fresh produce to select food banks in Sacramento and Placer counties. Under that program, fresh fruits and vegetables now accompany donations of dry groceries.
Since June, the combined donations by individuals and those made through the ReFresh program total more than $450,000, Raleys said.
More information on Food For Families is at foodforfamilies.org.
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