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August 31, 2021

Contact: Jessica Bautista – jbautista@sharefoodprogram.org

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Share Food Program has been selected as a charity partner for ACME and  will receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast for Kids campaign aimed  at helping ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.  

All donations made at 17 different stores throughout Delaware and Montgomery counties will  be used to assist Share Food Program’s mission to distribute healthy, necessary food to the  region’s most vulnerable communities and families. Share expects to feed upwards of 350,000  children in the next year alone. 

“No child should be worried about where their next meal will come from. More than ever,  we’re devoted to fighting the unprecedented rates of food insecurity that so many children and  their families are experiencing. We’re here, and we’re going to do what it takes,” said George  Matysik, executive director of Share Food Program. “We’re thrilled to have been selected as the  charity partner this year and are grateful to the ACME Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors  initiative for their commitment to fighting hunger in our communities and helping us do the  work that needs to be done.” 

Share Food Program is dedicated to relieving food insecurity in the region and is a top food distributor, educator, and hunger relief advocate. Share’s partnerships with the City of  Philadelphia and more than 800 schools in the region make them one of the largest  independent food banks in the country. Share currently provides nutrition for  approximately 305,000 children in nearly 70 school districts through the National School Lunch  Program (NSLP). 

Nourishing Neighbors aims to fight hunger by helping keep food banks stocked, supporting  meal distribution programs at schools, and supporting programs that provide food to seniors.  

As a program of the ACME Foundation, it is working to eradicate childhood hunger in America.  With as many as 1 in 4 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,” said Jim Perkins,  President of ACME Markets. “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.” 

Anyone wishing to support Share Food Program through this program can go to one of nearly  20 select ACME locations in Delaware and Montgomery counties and make a donation to  Nourishing Neighbors at checkout September 1- 30. 

 

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About Share Food Program 

The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating food insecurity in the Philadelphia region through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 250 community-based organizations across  the region, Share Food Program is the largest-serving food bank in the Philadelphia region, and  one of the largest independent food banks in the country. 

For more information about Share Food Program, please visit www.sharefoodprogram.org or connect with us on Twitter or Instagram at @ShareFoodPhilly. 

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. 130 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 163 stores, including 101 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New  Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 17,000 associates. In  2020 alone, along with the ACME Markets Foundation, ACME contributed 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, visit www.acmemarkets.com

Contacts:  

Share Food Program                               ACME Markets Foundation  

Jessica Bautista                                       Dana Ward 

267-240-6510                                         610-209-6563 

Jbautista@sharefoodprogram.org          Dana.Ward@albertsonsons.com