Grocery, prescription and vaccination services will be brought to residents’ doorsteps in support of community nutrition, health and wellness
Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today a new partnership with WinnCompanies – a leader in affordable, mixed-income and market-rate housing – to bring essential services directly to more than 133,000 residents across 520 properties nationally. The collaboration will provide grocery, prescription and vaccination resources to seniors and families, reducing accessibility barriers and further fostering the company’s commitment to support the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
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Albertsons Companies, Inc. announced a new partnership with WinnCompanies to provide grocery, prescription and vaccination resources directly to more than 133,000 residents across 520 properties nationally. Courtesy: Albertsons Companies
“We recognize that many people in our communities face challenges that prevent them from shopping in our stores,” said Omer Gajial, Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Health at Albertsons Cos. “As a neighborhood grocer, we’re privileged to partner with WinnCompanies to make nutrition, wellness and pharmacy services more accessible and convenient for WinnCompanies’ residents.”
This long-term partnership is a first in providing WinnCompanies’ residents with a means for fulfilling grocery, prescription and vaccination needs through a single provider, and driving impact through WinnCompanies Connected Communities initiative that focuses on collaborative strategies for measurable and positive outcomes.
The services being provided on an ongoing basis will include prescription drop-off and mail delivery, grocery delivery and on-site immunizations by Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy associates. Residents will be able to receive the recommended vaccinations they need to stay up to date including the COVID-19 bivalent vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, flu vaccines and other key immunizations such as shingles, pneumonia, tetanus and hepatitis A and B.
In addition to the on-site clinics, residents also have access to care at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies, including those at Safeway, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Market and Jewel-Osco stores across the country. Most pharmacies offer convenient evening and weekend hours and are staffed to accommodate short wait times and “walk-in” appointments. Pharmacists are also available to discuss clinical-related questions to assist customers in making informed healthcare decisions.
To make the digital shopping experience more equitable, EBT SNAP benefits were recently integrated into Albertsons Cos.’ websites and apps for same-day grocery delivery and curbside pickup orders, ensuring that families and individuals who rely on these benefits have greater access to nutritious food.
“This collaboration with Albertson Cos. reinforces our commitment to have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of the residents at our apartment communities,” said Trevor Samios, Senior Vice President of Connected Communities at WinnCompanies. “We’re grateful to find a partner who shares this mission and is willing to join us in committing important resources to the health and safety of thousands of individuals and families across the country.”
Both Albertsons Cos. and WinnCompanies have a long history of forming partnerships with the aim of solving longstanding food and healthcare inequalities, prompting a pilot partnership program in Massachusetts in late 2021. Based on initial success, the program has now expanded to all WinnCompanies communities where Albertsons Cos. serves including those in California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.
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About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of June 18, 2022, the Company operated 2,273 retail food and drug stores with 1,720 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 19 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2021, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed nearly $200 million in food and financial support, including approximately $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat.
WinnCompanies is an award-winning, national owner, developer and manager of high-impact affordable, middle income, mixed-income, market rate and military housing communities. Founded in Boston in 1971 and supported by 3,800 team members in 23 states and the District of Columbia, WinnCompanies is one of the nation’s leading multi-family housing managers with 103,000 residential and military apartment homes under management. It is a leading manager of affordable housing and privatized U.S. military housing in the United States. The company owns 120 apartment communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
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