Monthly Archives: September 2015
I often talk about food as an intricate element of our identity. As peoples and individuals, food gives us a common ground, an opportunity to socialize, to relate, to create memories… Beyond being elementary sustenance, food gives us a sense of belonging and it nurtures our soul… Food is community. Food is love.
Alarmingly, in the US alone, one in every five children lives in a household without consistent access to adequate food. And as I did some research, these numbers apply to Illinois as well. This is why I am proud to support the Albertsons Safeway family of stores in their national “Hunger Is” campaign. This program is designed to raise awareness, volunteer hours, and funds that will improve health outcomes for hungry children and their families.
You can help too! During the month of September, you can join in the effort to connect families and children in need with healthy food. It is really easy:
- Visit your local Albertsons Safeway store (mine is Jewel Osco)
- You can either a) make a donation at checkout or, b) purchase one (or several) of the participating products!
The program allows you to contribute without really changing your routine. For example, my neighborhood Jewel-Osco is not accepting donations (not all stores are), so I made my grocery list with a few of the participating products I already buy. Some of the participating brands are:
- Marie Calender’s
- Healthy Choice,
- PF Changs
It is easy to find the right products in the store, because they all have this label by the price. It was really fun finding these around the store.
The program runs through September 30, so hurry! I am in Chicago, so we have no Albertsons like the ones I used to visit in California, so if you are wondering if your favorite shopping destination is participating, take a look at this list:
- Vons Pavilions
- United Supermarkets
- Tom Thumb
- Star Market
- Carrs / Safeway
- Market Street
Fore more information, check out your local Albertsons Safeway store or visit www.hungeris.org.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.