WinnCompanies hosted a vaccination clinic at Museum Park Apartments in Springfield, Massachusetts, in March.
WinnCompanies hosted a vaccination clinic at Museum Park Apartments in Springfield, Massachusetts, in March.

Albertsons Cos. recently announced a partnership with the WinnCompanies, a leading multifamily housing provider, 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.

“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 executive vice president of health at Albertsons. “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.”

The effort 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’ 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.

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.

To make the digital shopping experience more equitable, EBT SNAP benefits were recently integrated into Albertsons’ 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.”