Much needed funds to be utilized for Childhood Breakfast Program
The Placer Food Bank is excited to receive a $23,355.88 grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation and Entertainment Industry from their Hunger Is initiative to eradicate childhood hunger.
The funds from this generous grant will be used to provide breakfast meals in Placer Food Banks popular School Backpack program at the following three schools: First Street, Woodbridge and
“We’re excited to have these foundations supporting the work we do each day to help local kids start their day with a good, nutritious meal,” said Dave Martinez, Executive Director, Placer Food Bank. “We know how these foundations sets high standards for its Hunger Is 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 their customers for helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of children in the communities we serve.
About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a charitable program, 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 to combat childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes. Each participant location selects a local organization or food bank to receive the donations.
About Placer Food Bank
Placer Food Bank is the leader hunger relief charity in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties. The organization serves as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger relief efforts in the area distributing fresh and non-perishable food to the hungry through a network of local charitable organizations located within the three nearby counties. Placer Food Bank is the only local hunger relief organization, and just one of 210 food banks nationwide, to be a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Placer Food Bank is also a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks.
While Placer Food Bank has distribution sites in numerous areas, the organization is headquartered at 8284 Industrial Avenue in Roseville, 95678 and can be reached at (916) 783-0481 or online at www.placerfoodbank.org where you can learn more about hunger statistics in our area through their various resources and those provided through Feeding America.