Maryland Hunger Solutions
410-528-0021, ext. 3018
BALTIMORE, September 9, 2019 — Maryland Hunger Solutions is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Safeway and Safeway Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at the 25 participating Safeway stores in Maryland 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 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 advocates for public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutrition, and works to increase participation in the federal nutrition programs.
Hunger Is, a charitable program of the 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 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 stores to make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout September 1- 30.
About 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.
About Safeway Foundation
Safeway Foundation, part of Albertsons Companies Foundation, supports causes that impact Safeway customers’ lives. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through generous contributions by our customers, our employees’ passion, and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of cancer research and treatment, hunger relief, education, veterans and helping people with disabilities. During 2018, Safeway Foundation in Safeway’s Eastern Division invested nearly $2 million in our neighborhoods. More information about Safeway Foundation can be found at safewayfoundation.org.