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    Haggen Southwest Donates 1M Pounds of Food

    Effort comes amid grocer's robust expansion

    Haggen is donating more than 1 million pounds of food to local food banks from the 100 new stores the West Coast regional grocery chain is converting throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.

    The donations, which represent more than 833,333 meals to help feed the hungry, began with the opening of the first Haggen conversion in California on March 11 in Carlsbad, and will continue until June 20 when the final three stores open in Carpinteria, Long Beach and Santa Barbara.

    “Our commitment to supporting local extends beyond sourcing and into the communities around our stores,” said Bill Shaner, Haggen Pacific Southwest CEO. “We are always looking for ways we can get involved and give back, providing hunger relief, educating our youth and promoting our core value of sustainability."

    The donation comes amid Haggen's robust expansion from 18 stores to 164 stores, in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. To date, Haggen Southwest has opened 66 new stores in California and will be opening an additional 34 stores in May and June.

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