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ARLINGTON, Va. – Real Food for Kids has been selected as a charity partner for Safeway and will receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign aimed at helping ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.
All donations made at select Safeway stores throughout the greater Washington DC area will be used to feed children and families in the community.
“Young minds and bodies need a healthy breakfast to kick off their day,” said Bonnie Moore, Executive Director of Real Food for Kids. “Eating breakfast improves alertness, concentration, mental performance, and mood. We’re thrilled to have been selected as the charity partner for four Safeway DMV stores and are grateful to Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors initiative for their ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in our communities.”
Nourishing Neighbors aims to fight hunger by helping to keep food banks stocked, supporting meal distribution programs at schools, and supporting programs that provide food to seniors. As a program of the Safeway Foundation, it is working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With as many as one in four children in America at risk of hunger, the funds raised in September will be dedicated to local efforts that ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.
Anyone wishing to support Real Food for Kids through this program can go to one of the below Safeway locations and make a donation to Nourishing Neighbors at checkout September 1- 30.
500 S. Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314
299 S Van Dorn
Alexandria, VA 22304
7397 Lee Hwy
Falls Church, VA 22042
1688 Anderson Rd
McLean, VA 22102
1100 4th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
About Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families
Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families is a joint project with Washington, D.C., metro area restaurants to provide nourishing grab-and-go meals to families impacted by closed schools and job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-founded by Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Va., and Real Food for Kids, Chefs Feeding Families provides funding for food, supplies and restaurant staff to feed as many families as possible and create employment opportunities within the restaurant community also impacted by COVID-19 closures. Visit www.realfoodforkids.org/chefsfeedingfamilies to find the latest information about meal availability in your area and learn how to provide more meals for families in need.