IVFC to receive Nourishing Neighbors Donations

IVFC to receive Nourishing Neighbors Donations made at Albertson’s and Safeway stores in September
Illinois Valley Family Coalition has been selected as a charity partner for Albertson’s and Safeway stores in Grants Pass and will receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign aimed at helping ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.
All donations made at the Albertson’s and Safeway stores will be used by the IVFC to purchase food for families.
“Young minds and bodies need a healthy breakfast to kick off their day,” said IVFC Executive Director Karen Yanase. “Eating breakfast improves alertness, concentration, mental performance and mood. We’re thrilled to have been selected as the charity partner for the Albertson’s and both Safeway stores and the Nourishing Neighbors initiative and are grateful for their ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in our communities.”
IVFC is a nonprofit organization that helps those in need. “We do this by providing prevention, education, advocacy and referral services in partnership with other community resources,” said Jenn Searle, IVFC administrative assistant.
Nourishing Neighbors aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With as many as one in four children in America at risk of hunger, the funds raised in September will be dedicated to local efforts that ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.
“Breakfast is an essential school supply for children to learn, grow and thrive,” said Searle. “We’re grateful to support the important work of community partners like Nourishing Neighbors. Together we are making the Illinois Valley a better place for our children to grow up.”
Anyone wishing to support IVFC through this program can go to the Grants Pass Albertson’s and either Safeway stores and make a donation to Nourishing Neighbors at checkout now through Sept. 30.
You can also donate directly to IVFC with nonperishable food or money at 535 E. River St. or contact Yanase or Searle at 541-592-6139 or ivfc@frontiernet.net.