Albertsons 'Santa Bucks' campaign feeds 6,500 Idahoans including nearly 400 in Pocatello - East Idaho News

Albertsons ‘Santa Bucks’ campaign feeds 6,500 Idahoans including nearly 400 in Pocatello

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POCATELLO — Customers and employees at 15 Idaho Albertsons locations raised enough money through the grocery chain’s “Santa Bucks” campaign to feed more than 6,500 Idahoans.

Among the 15 locations, the Pocatello store on East Benton Street will be providing 399 turkey dinners, complete with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and rolls.

“Food brings people together,” spokeswoman for The Idaho Foodbank said in a news release. “That is why we are sincerely thankful to Albertsons and their customers for stepping up every year to give their neighbors in need the chance to gather around the table to share a meal and memory with their loved ones.”

“On behalf of our team here at Pocatello Albertsons, I would like to thank our loyal customers for their donations to help families in need this holiday season,” Pocatello Albertsons spokesman Lenny Stout said in a video included in the release.

The “Santa Bucks” campaign is an extension of the “Turkey Bucks” program, which began in mid-October.

Albertsons and the Idaho Foodbank have collaborated to feed Idahoans for 15 years. The goal of the program is to help more people every year than they did the year before.