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Safeway and Safeway Foundation Donate $25,000 Along With Food, Supplies and Grocery Gift Cards to Help in San Bruno Explosion and Fire Relief Effort

Friday, September 10, 2010

Safeway and Safeway Foundation Donate $25,000 Along With Food, Supplies and Grocery Gift Cards to Help in San Bruno Explosion and Fire Relief Effort15:27 EDT Friday, September 10, 2010 PLEASANTON, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) today announced that its philanthropic arm, The Safeway Foundation, is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Thursday's tragic natural gas explosion and fire in San Bruno, California. In addition to the financial donation and the ongoing food and supplies being provided by local Safeway stores, the company is giving grocery gift cards to the families who were impacted. Just hours after the explosion, Safeway stores provided pallets of water, 200 pounds of ice and more than 250 bagged lunches to first responders on the front lines, workers at the emergency operation center at San Bruno City Hall and displaced residents at the temporary shelter set up at the San Bruno City Recreation Center. The company is also providing a method for community members to aid in this effort. Roughly 80 Safeway stores in the surrounding counties are collecting donations at checkstands for the American Red Cross' San Bruno relief effort. ABOUT SAFEWAY www.Safeway.com Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,712 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.8 billion in 2009. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.