Seattle, WA — November 10-Seattle Parks and Recreation and Associated Recreation Council are excited to receive a $13,469 grant from Safeway Foundation from their Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast for Kids initiative to eradicate childhood hunger. The funds will be used to provide essential food to children in our childcare programs.
“We’re excited that Safeway Foundation is supporting the work we do each day to help kids start their day with a good, nutritious meal,” said Jesús Aguirre, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “We know that Safeway Foundation sets a high standard for its Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast for Kids grant recipients because the grants go only to organizations that have the greatest impact on fighting childhood hunger. We’re proud to be part of that recipient group and thank Safeway and their customers for helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of children in Seattle.”
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community, and promote responsible stewardship of the land. It promotes healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. Associated Recreation Council is the nonprofit partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation. It’s mission is to inspire engagement and participation in equitable, dynamic, culturally relevant, and responsive recreation, childcare, and lifelong learning programs. Together, they are providing essential full-day childcare for 250 children of working families at 19 sites across the city.
Nourishing Neighbors, 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 Nourishing Neighbors’ Breakfast for Kids Campaign focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means to combat childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes. Each Safeway location selects a local organization or food bank to receive the donations. Funds for our $13,469 grant were collected by the stores at Ballard and Crown Hill.
“We know that Seattle Parks and Recreation and Associated Recreation Council are doing great things,” said Karl Schroeder, Safeway and Albertsons Seattle Division President. “It’s our pleasure to support their innovative programs and tireless commitment to the health and futures of our community’s youngest citizens.”