We’re excited to open an early holiday gift from Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions Foundation. We received a grant from their Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund. What a way to kick off the holiday season!

The grant will help us ensure the most vulnerable members of our community can also celebrate the season. We’re thrilled to receive this grant and look forward to putting it to good use in the fight against hunger.

This round of Nourishing Neighbors grants focuses on the needs of marginalized communities, which have been particularly hard hit. Roughly 86 percent of Latino households with children and 66 percent of Black households with children reported serious financial problems during the pandemic. Across the board, the numbers are staggering.

A hot meal at The Midnight Mission is often the first step toward changing a person’s life; a step toward getting a safe roof over one’s head, and a first step toward getting the counseling, education and training that can lead to real long lasting rehabilitation. Generous grants like this make it possible for The Midnight Mission to continue providing our lifesaving and life-changing services to the neediest in our community. We are thrilled to have Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions Nourishing Neighbors as our partner. Together we are committed to NEVER stop helping our homeless and hungry neighbors.

Albertsons Companies Foundation launched the Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative earlier this year with a $53 million donation from the company. Since then, generous customers have donated an additional $57 million at the register.

Thanks to Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions Foundation for making our holiday season a little brighter!