The Western States Chain Grocers Association (WSCGA) was founded in 1921 by a group of Los Angeles grocers. 

The WAFC’s vision is to be the recognized leader in identifying and facilitating food industry related educational programming that helps food industry associates become leaders within the industry. While not entirely constrained geographically, the focus for these efforts remains rooted in the 14 Western United States.

The mission of the WAFC is to help the industry attract, retain and advance high potential food industry associates through exposure to educational programs and leadership opportunities.

The vision and generosity of the companies and individuals who donate annually to the WAFC Education Fund has provided advanced education to industry employees for over 60 years.