Vallarta Supermarkets, one of the largest Latino-owned supermarket chains in California, announced Wednesday it will donate $75,000 to local nonprofit organizations serving children, seniors and families this holiday season.
“This donation will help organizations continue to help our most vulnerable in the community,” Andrew Lewis, vice president of marketing for Vallarta Supermarkets, said in a statement. “We hope these donations express the gratitude and support we have for all our communities.”
The Vallarta Supermarket Gonzalez Family Foundation previously donated about $150,000 to local charities helping families and seniors who have faced financial hardship throughout the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the chain’s donations to approximately $225,000.
The beneficiaries of the holiday donation are:
— MEND Food Bank, Pacoima;
— Meals on Wheels of San Fernando Valley, VIC, Van Nuys;
— Meals on Wheels, Downey;
— Meals on Wheels, Whittier;
— Meals on Wheels, Pasadena;
— Meals on Wheels-Santa Clarita Valley;
— Simi Valley Council on Aging;
— Park Avenue Community Center, Escondido;
— San Diego Food Bank;
— Meals on Wheels-City of Oxnard;
— Meals on Wheels America, Santa Maria;
— High Desert Second Chance, Hesperia;
— The Victor Valley Community Services Council, Victorville;
— Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging Food Bank;
— Meals on Wheels America-Bakersfield Senior Center;
— Community Action Partnership of Madera County;
— City of Delano Senior Center;
— City of Tulare Senior Community Center;
— CSET Senior Services, Visalia;
— Indio Senior Center;
— Graces Resources, Lancaster;
— Meals on Wheels America-Orange County, Anaheim;
— St. Francis Center Food Bank, Los Angeles; and
— City of Baldwin Park-Senior Center.
Founded in 1985, Vallarta Supermarkets has 52 locations throughout California.