Help kids kick start the day the School Breakfast way with HUNGER IS

by Steve Wytcherley

“Starting the school day with breakfast kicks kid’s systems into gear, fights off hunger and helps kids navigate their day with focus, ready to learn and to get the most out of school!”

For many kids across the state with the hustle and bustle of busy morning routines and families that are faced with food insecurity, breakfast in school is the lifeline for learning. That’s why at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon we are passionate about working with schools across our state to promote, raise awareness of and deliver best-practice breakfasts in school to each and every kid that needs it.

This month when you visit your local Safeway or Albertsons, you’ll see signs about the Hunger Is fundraiser and get an option to donate at the checkout. We’re excited that multiple locations across Oregon and The Albertsons Companies Foundation chose Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon as a charity partner for this year’s Hunger Is campaign. Every dollar donated at checkout will go directly to our organization.

Your support will help increase access to school breakfasts through our November School Breakfast Challenge; a month-long initiative to increase access to school breakfasts through increased outreach, community participation and promotion; and our continued statewide outreach efforts to hundreds of schools across Oregon through the rest of the school year.  In 2017 we partnered with 81 schools that served 10,775 breakfasts each day and saw a 14% increase over the previous year. With your help, we can reach more through this November and throughout the rest of the 2018 and 2019 academic year.

Hunger Is, a charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, has a very broad and ambitious goal—to eradicate hunger in America. The specific focus is creating and expanding breakfast programs for children.

Please stop by your local Safeway or Albertsons’ store and make a donation to the Hunger Is campaign at the check o
ut through Sept. 30.