Texas No Kid Hungry Receives $38,000 Grant From Tom Thumb/Randalls To Fight Childhood Hunger
By Sarah Ford on December 8, 2014
Source: 3BL Media
The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring. Hunger Is, the joint charitable program of The Safeway/Tom Thumb/Randalls Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) featuring Academy Award®-nominated actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis, raised more than $4.6 million to eradicate childhood hunger from shoppers throughout 1,300 Safeway family of stores across the U.S., as well as through online contributions. Through local grants, Hunger Is allowed the local stores to identify an organization to receive the grant to help make a difference in their own community. The $38,000 Hunger Is grant to Texas No Kid Hungry will go toward feeding children in the local community living in households that struggle to provide sufficient and healthy meals, including supporting daily school breakfast. Studies have shown that...