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Safeway Wins 2004 Philanthropy Award From Maryland Chamber and BBJ

Safeway Wins 2004 Philanthropy Award From Maryland Chamber and BBJ

Published 11-23-04

Submitted by Albertsons Companies

LANHAM, MD - Safeway Inc. was the winner of the 2004 Maryland Business Philanthropy Award, presented jointly by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore Business Journal, during the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Maryland Chapter Philanthropy Day at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore recently.

The company, earning the honor in the Large Employee (501+ employees) category, was recognized for its long history of service and support to a numerous charitable causes and non-profit agencies that include prostate and breast cancer awareness and research, Easter Seals, the Capital Area and Maryland Food Banks, and local schools through the Safeway Club Card for Education program. During 2003, Safeway's Eastern Division contributed more than $10 million throughout the mid-Atlantic region with the company donating more than $80 million nationwide.

"It is a tremendous honor to receive this award on behalf of Safeway and the 16,000 employees in the Eastern Division," said Hank Cominiello, acting President of Safeway's Eastern Division. "We take a great deal of pride in our charitable work and it is our pleasure to work for a company that believes strongly in giving back to its community."

Safeway (SWY:NYSE), a Fortune 50 company, is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America with annualized sales exceeding $34 billion. The company operates approximately 1,775 stores in the United States and Canada with a total workforce of nearly 200,000 employees.

Safeway's Eastern Division employs approximately 16,000 people and operates 179 stores, including 37 Genuardi's Markets in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and 76 Safeway stores in Maryland, 46 in Virginia, 16 in the District of Columbia and four in Delaware.

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Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of February 26, 2022, the Company operated 2,276 retail stores with 1,722 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 20 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2021, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed nearly $200 million in food and financial support, including approximately $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat.

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