Raley’s announces grants for Earth friendly projects | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Raley’s announces grants for Earth friendly projects

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is giving away 10 grants worth a total $30,000 to the best ideas to improve the community and make the planet a healthier place. The top 10 nominated ideas that receive the most votes will each receive $10,000 in Raley’s Reach grants whether it is planting a group garden or starting a neighborhood recycling program.

Each year, Raley’s diverts more than 680 tons of waste generated from its 119 stores from eventual disposal at area landfills through recycling. That is more than 58% of the waste generated at each store being recycled and reused instead of dumped in local landfills. Aluminum, glass, plastic containers, cardboard, plastic shopping bags and expired food products are recycled at each store. In addition, expired produce, cookies and other edibles are hauled back from the stores to Raley’s Distribution Center in Natomas where it is made available to local farmers and ranchers as a food source for livestock.

For more information about Raley’s Reach, visit http://www.raleys.com/reach

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