Tom Thumb is commemorating its 75th year by making a significant contribution to the North Texas Food Bank through the donation of 75 pallets of non-perishable products. The grocery chain, based in North Texas, reached its 75th anniversary milestone this summer. In honor of this achievement, the company’s executives and representatives from the food bank gathered at the Tom Thumb store located on Lovers Lane and Greenville in Dallas to present the donation. The event concluded with the delivery of three fully loaded tractor-trailers containing various food items for the food bank’s use including peanut butter, canned chicken, canned vegetables and macaroni and cheese. “We are thrilled to make this donation today, at a time when food banks and food pantries are seeing increased need”, Wes Jackson, Tom Thumb Division President, said in a press release. “Since the founding of Tom Thumb, giving back to the community has always been a company focus. We are in the people business and are so glad to know this product will directly benefit our North Texas neighbors who are facing food insecurity.”
Tom Thumb was founded in Dallas in 1948 by friends J.R. Bost and Bob Cullum. The company was acquired by the Randalls chain out of Houston in 1992 and Randalls was later purchased by Safeway, Inc. in 1999. Today, the company is owned by Albertson’s, which purchased Safeway, Inc. in 2015. Albertsons Southern division includes the banners Tom Thumb, Randalls, and United Supermarkets/Market Street. The Albertsons Southern division banners are the number two supermarket group in terms of market share in the competitive Dallas/Fort Worth area behind Walmart.