Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

POM, Safeway team up to feed families

Shop at the local Safeway to donate money to POM’s food bank.

Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) has been selected as a charity partner for Safeway to receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign to ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast. All donations made at the Enumclaw Safeway store during the month of September will be used to provide food through POM’s food bank for families struggling with food insecurity.

“Every family deserves a healthy start to their day,” said Elisha Smith-Marshall “Now more than ever, fighting hunger is an imperative in our community. We are delighted to be the charity partner for the Enumclaw Safeway and thank Safeway Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no one has to start their day hungry.”

For more than 20 years, Plateau Outreach Ministries has been a single source for those who seek to move out of crisis, providing essentials such as food, clothing and vouchers for utilities, rent and prescriptions as well as individual case management to best address each person’s unique needs. Since the pandemic, POM ensures that each family’s weekly food bag includes healthy breakfast items that children will love and also includes nutritious snack packs for every child in the family.

Nourishing Neighbors, a charitable program of the Safeway Foundation, is working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 7 children in America not knowing where their next meal will come from, 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 kids to learn, grow, and thrive,” said Karl Schroeder, President of the Safeway-Albertsons Seattle Division. “It’s an honor support the work of Plateau Outreach Ministries. We are privileged to serve the community alongside organizations that work tirelessly to make our neighborhoods better places to live and work.”

Anyone wishing to support Plateau Outreach Ministries through this program can simply go to the Enumclaw Safeway make a donation to the Nourishing Neighbors program at checkout before September 30th.


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