Safeway in Seattle raises $32.6 million for charity

SEATTLE Safeway announced that it donated $32.6 million to various charities through its four-state Seattle division in 2007.

Safeway said the donations were made through cash, gifts and services to groups in Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. The largest amount was $21.5 million in perishable foods given to local food banks in 2007. The company also donated more than $2 million to breast cancer research, $1.3 million for prostate cancer research and $644,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Safeway’s Seattle division is made up of 205 stores and is the third largest division in the supermarket chain.