WinCo Donates Holiday Meal Items to Food Banks In Four Western States

Nov 20, 2015, 08:00 ET from WinCo Foods, LLC

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the holidays, WinCo Foods LLC is contributing to those who might not enjoy a traditional holiday meal by donating six pallets of holiday food items to each of four food banks serving the Phoenix, Arizona; Modesto, California; Salem, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho areas.  The donations will be delivered during the next few days to the St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix; the Salvation Army Food Distribution Center in Modesto; the Marion-Polk Food Share in Salem; and The Idaho Food Bank in Boise.  These donations supplement WinCo's ongoing program of donations made regularly to these and other food banks throughout its operating areas.

Each of the four donations will include two pallets each of WinCo Foods Green Beans, Cut Yams and Cranberry Jelly or Whole Sauce.  In total this amounts to 16,320 cans of green beans, 9,600 cans of yams and 18,432 cans of cranberry sauce to supplement holiday meals and to generally serve those who need a helping hand during the holiday season.  "WinCo Foods is pleased to be able to contribute in a meaningful way to hunger relief throughout the year and particularly to those who are in need of help during this season of the year," said Michael Read, Vice President of Public and Legal Affairs for WinCo.

"St. Mary's Food Bank wishes to thank WinCo for their contributions to Arizona's hungry during the year, and especially during this holiday season," President and CEO Beverly Damore said.  "The ability to have the comfort of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for our clients is so important and WinCo is helping to make that a reality for so many."

Brian Aird, speaking for the Salvation Army, said, "The Salvation Army of Modesto is honored to partner with WinCo in this practical way to help meet the nutritional needs of the underserved in our community at this special time of year."

"This timely donation by WinCo will mean a very special holiday for families in need all over Idaho," said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank.  "This is just the latest example of how WinCo continues to work as a dedicated partner in the effort to solve hunger."

"WinCo is a generous community partner in the fight against hunger all year long, but their thoughtful generosity this holiday season will be especially appreciated by families who will sit down together in celebration," said Rick Gaupo, President of Marion-Polk Food Share.

WinCo Foods is an employee owned company founded in 1967 in Boise, Idaho.  WinCo operates as a regional discount supermarket company employing over 15,000 individuals and operating 104 stores and five distribution centers in the states of Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Texas.  Customers and those wanting to learn more about WinCo Foods are encouraged to join the conversation at - an online community of hundreds of thousands of "Smart Shoppers" sharing tips, coupons, real reviews and more.