This year’s annual Raley’s Food For Families holiday bag drive, which provides food for Northern California and Nevada families, culminated in a donation of 3.7 million meals -- a 29 percent increase over last year.

From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, Raley’s customers were encouraged to donate $10 for a bag of groceries worth almost $30 retail.

The result: 144,597 total bags were donated. Raley’s customers donated $1.4 million and Raley’s contributed more than $2.5 million.

Raley’s Food For Families program runs year-round to help those in need.