BALTIMORE, September 13, 2018 — Maryland Hunger Solutions is excited to be selected as a charity partner for the Albertsons Companies Foundation, doing business locally as Safeway Foundation, to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at local Safeway and Acme stores will be used to grow breakfast participation in schools and at summer meal sites across Maryland. Research shows that breakfast is crucial for children’s learning and health.
“This gift will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Michael J. Wilson, director, Maryland Hunger Solutions. “We’d like to thank Safeway and Acme for selecting us as their charity partner and supporting our efforts to fight hunger. We’d also like to thank Safeway Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no child has to start their day hungry.”
Maryland Hunger Solutions educates the public and stakeholders about the stark reality of hunger in Maryland, works to increase participation in all federal nutrition programs, and advocates for better public policies to end hunger and poverty.
Hunger Is, a charitable program of Safeway Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means focused on combating childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes.
“It’s an honor to support the work of Maryland Hunger Solutions. Every day we learn about organizations that go above and beyond to help people in need,” said Tom Lofland, President, Safeway Eastern Division. “Such selfless dedication makes our communities better places to live and work.”
Anyone wishing to support Maryland Hunger Solutions through this program can simply go to participating Safeway and Acme stores to make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout between now and September 30.
About the Maryland Hunger Solutions
Maryland Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research & Action Center, works to end hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in Maryland. For more information, visit www.mdhungersolutions.org.
About the Albertsons Companies Foundation
Founded in 22001, the Albertsons Companies Foundation, formerly The Safeway Foundation, supports causes that impact customers’ lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees’ passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and the Albertsons Companies Foundation have invested $1 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Albertsons Companies Foundation, visit national.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org.