Alameda County Community Food Bank has received a $25,000 grant from The Safeway Foundation to aid hunger relief efforts. The grant includes a donation of infant formula that the food bank will distribute to food pantries in the community.
The grant comes just as the food bank is preparing for a spike in need in the coming months, when low-income families who rely on free- and reduced-price school meals struggle to feed their children during summer vacation. The organization, which serves one in six Alameda County residents, said it is preparing for an influx of calls to the Emergency Food Helpline.
The Safeway Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Pleasanton-based supermarket retailer, supports nonprofit organizations that offer services such as hunger relief.
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