D.C. Hunger Solutions to Receive Hunger Is Donations Made at Local Safeway Stores

D.C. Hunger Solutions
Emily Pickren
epickren@frac.org
202-640-1118

Safeway Foundation
Beth Goldberg
beth.goldberg@safeway.com
202-450-9688

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 — D.C. 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 11 participating Safeway stores in the District of Columbia will be used to grow breakfast participation in schools and child care centers and at summer meal sites across the District of Columbia, so that every child starts the day well-nourished and ready to learn. Research shows that breakfast is crucial for children’s learning and health.

“This gift will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Beverley Wheeler, director, D.C. 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.”

D.C. Hunger Solutions works to end hunger in the nation’s capital by increasing participation in all federal nutrition programs and advocating for better public policies to end hunger and poverty.

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 D.C. 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 D.C. Hunger Solutions through this program can simply go to participating Safeway stores to make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout through September 30.

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About D.C. Hunger Solutions
D.C. Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research & Action Center, works to end hunger in the nation’s capital and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income District residents.

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.