Safeway Foundation Donates $15,000 to Provide Meals to Students in Children Rising Programs
By Chelsea Boniak | September 14, 2021
Nourishing Neighbors Program helps children and families struggling with food insecurity
Children Rising is pleased to be the recipient of a generous grant from Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors that will help provide much-needed assistance to the children in our community impacted by food insecurity.
Many hunger relief organizations continue to be overloaded by increased hunger issues caused by the pandemic. Children can be especially susceptible to hunger during weekend and vacation breaks when school is out. Through the Nourishing Neighbors initiative, Safeway Foundation continues to focus on addressing hunger issues in the communities they serve.
Children Rising will provide Safeway gift cards to families of children enrolled in our Succeeding by Reading and Path2Math online tutoring programs. In addition to providing another source of addressing a family’s food insecurity, the gift cards will encourage increased levels of parental engagement and partnership with their child’s literacy and math tutor. Effectively building relationships of mutual respect between parents and the teacher/tutor is key for parental engagement and accelerated learning.
Thanks to the Safeway Foundation. We are grateful to be part of the Nourishing Neighbors Family and working together to empower children and families in our community.
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