Cooking Matters Colorado Receives $27,000 Hunger Is Grant from Albertsons Companies and Safeway Foundation
DENVER, Colorado November 6, 2018 – Cooking Matters Colorado is excited to receive a $27,262 grant from Albertsons Companies and the Safeway Foundation from their Hunger Is initiative to eradicate childhood hunger. The funds will be used to empower low-income parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals.
“A child at risk of hunger is a child at risk of a future,” said Kelleen Zubick, State Director of Cooking Matters Colorado. “When kids have access to healthy meals, they are healthier, they succeed in school and they are more likely to break the cycle of poverty. We thank Albertsons and Safeway and their customers for helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of children throughout Colorado.”
By improving access to healthy, affordable meals for low-income families, Cooking Matters is helping end hunger, especially for kids too young to attend school. When kids eat good food, they’re stronger and healthier. But shopping and cooking healthy is tough, especially for families struggling with limited food budgets and a lack of options. That’s where Cooking Matters comes in.
Cooking Matters serves over 11,000 families each year with the help of 650 volunteers. A long-term study showed that after courses, families reported only “rarely” running out of food before the end of the month, compared to “sometimes,” as reported before a course.
Hunger Is, a charitable program of Albertsons Companies and Safeway Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. In Colorado, 19 Albertsons and Safeway locations selected Cooking Matters Colorado to receive the donations.
“We know that Cooking Matters Colorado is doing great things,” said Todd Broderick, Denver Division President. “It’s our pleasure to support their innovative programs and tireless commitment to the health and futures of our community’s youngest citizens.”