Community Triples Nourishing Neighbors Donations for Local Kids
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December 2, 2020
SEATTLE — In September, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was selected as a charity partner for Safeway and Albertsons to receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign to ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast. The generous response from shoppers tripled from the amount of the original goal. Safeway stores collected donations on the organization’s behalf in September at 32 locations in neighborhoods near Clubs.
By raising these much-needed funds to support food for youth in their communities was a tremendous show of community. We are so grateful to everyone who donated so that we can serve even more kids, especially during this critical time when food insecurity is growing,” said Laurie Black, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
“Now more than ever, fighting hunger is crucial to helping kids stay healthy and stay on track with their education,” Black elaborated.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County offers full- and part-time programming to support remote learning, ensuring that all youth can continue to thrive during this unprecedented time.
Clubs are currently serving more than 800 youth a day, from 240 schools, in 24 Clubs. Programs are also serving a larger percentage of youth experiencing homelessness and foster care.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is a leader in youth development, providing safe, inclusive, affordable places for kids and teens during out-of-school time. We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.
Clubs offer life-changing programs and services to more than 1,900 youth throughout the greater Seattle area each day. Clubs continue doing whatever it takes, offering extended full-day and half-day programming during remote learning due to the pandemic.
As one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the United States, the organization enjoys a rich history of more than 77 years serving King County youth.
About Nourishing Neighbors
Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Safeway and Albertsons with the aim of fighting hunger in the communities they serve. The September giving campaign is focused on raising funds to ensure that every child in our neighborhood has access to a healthy breakfast.
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