This month I am excited to work with Albertsons and Safeway stores in an effort to bring awareness to and help eradicate the issue of childhood hunger in America.
1 out of every 5 kids in the United States do not know where their next meal will come from. That’s nearly 17 million kids without consistent access to adequate food. It is a staggering number of children going hungry in a country where food should be easily accessible to everyone. The thought of these kids going to school on empty stomachs, expected to focus on learning without even their most basic survival needs being met is heart breaking and unacceptable.
Together, The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation plan on eliminating this problem completely with the “Hunger Is” program. It is a charitable program “designed to raise awareness, volunteer hours, and funds that will improve health outcomes for hungry children and their families.”
So, what can you do to support this initiative? There are “Two Ways to Help” the Hunger Is program when you shop at the Albertsons/Safeway family of stores:
1. “Donation Campaign” At Register
Shoppers are asked by cashiers or via key pin pad requests while checking out if they would like to donate to the Hunger Is fundraiser. (participating stores only)
2. Brand Partnerships
Any purchase of a participating product earns a meal. For every product you purchase from the following brands throughout the month of September, a meal will be donated. Participating Brands/Products include:
I popped into my local Safeway and saw the Hunger Is program displayed near many of the participating brands. A couple of cereal boxes, a few soup cans, and a frozen dinner later…each of my family’s purchases will help families who struggle to feed their children. It’s time to fill those bellies!
Please consider shopping at your local Albertsons/Safeway family of stores and either donate directly or purchase from a participating brand when you purchase your groceries this month.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.