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Press Release: Share Food Program to Receive Nourishing Neighbors Donations Made at ACME Markets Foundation Stores in September

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September 12, 2022
Written By: Amanda Ruffner

Through September 30, 2022, donations made at ACME Markets Foundation Stores in Delaware and Montgomery counties will go to Share Food Program to provide breakfasts for children in need.

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Share Food Program has been selected as a charity partner for ACME Markets Foundation 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 13 ACME Markets Foundation stores throughout Delaware County and Montgomery County will be used to help Share Food Program ensure that all children can receive nutritious breakfasts, through our work managing the National School Lunch Program across the region, and our partnerships with food pantries serving our region’s families in need.

“Everyone needs a healthy breakfast to start their day, especially children. A good breakfast improves alertness, concentration, mental performance, and so much more. It’s our responsibility to ensure our kids can thrive and eat healthily. We’re grateful for ACME Markets Foundation’s support and their ongoing commitment to tackling hunger with Share Food Program in our communities.”​ 

George Matysik, Executive Director, Share Food Program

Share Food Program leads the fight against food insecurity in the Greater Philadelphia region by serving an expansive, quality partner network of community-based organizations and school districts engaged in food distribution, education, and food justice advocacy. Share Food Program purchases, coordinates, stores, packages, and distributes millions of pounds of food every month. The end goal? Raising support and breaking down barriers for hungry neighbors in need. Share continues to fight unprecedented rates of food insecurity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the pandemic’s harsh economic impact on low-income children and their families.

Nourishing Neighbors aims to fight hunger by helping to keep food banks stocked, supporting meal distribution programs at schools and supporting programs that provide food to seniors. As a program of the​ ACME Markets Foundation, it is working 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 essential school supply for kids to learn, grow, and thrive. We’re grateful to support the important work of community partners like Share Food Program. Together we are making our neighborhoods better places for our children to grow up.”​

Dana Ward, ACME Markets Foundation

Anyone wishing to support Share Food Program through this program can go to any of the 13 Montgomery and Delaware County locations to make a donation to Nourishing Neighbors at checkout September 1- 30, 2022.​

About Share Food Program

Share Food Program is one of the largest-serving hunger relief organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region, working to eradicate food insecurity through food distribution, education and advocacy. Through quality partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 450 community-based organizations across the region, Share Food Program serves hundreds of thousands of children, seniors, family members, and neighbors in need in the Greater Philadelphia region every month.

About ACME Markets

ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. 131 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 161 stores, including 101 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 18,000 associates. In 2021 alone, along with the ACME Markets Foundation, ACME gave over $5 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information, click here.

Contact

Share Food Program

Jessica Bautista

P 215-223-2220 ext. 107

jbautista@sharefoodprogram.org