Unity Shoppe has been selected as a charity partner for Albertsons annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign, helping ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast. All donations made at local Vons and Albertsons stores through September will be used to provide breakfast foods to low-income households throughout the Santa Barbara area. 
 
Nourishing Neighbors aims to fight hunger by helping to keep food banksstocked, supporting meal distribution programs at schools, and supporting programs that provide food to seniors. As a program of the Albertson’s 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.

“Success in school and overall health is enhanced with a well-balanced breakfast,” said Tom Reed, Unity Shoppe executive director. “Offering more breakfast food items will enable our client families to better provide for their children.”

Unity Shoppe serves about 7,500 children in Santa Barbara County each year. The partnership with the Albertsons Foundation will ensure food shelves can remain stocked with nourishing breakfast items for neighbors in need. 
 
Anyone wishing to support Unity Shoppe through this program can donate to Nourishing Neighbors through Sept. 30 at the following locations:

Vons – 163 S. Turnpike Road.

Albertsons – 5801 Calle Real.

Albertsons – 7127 Hollister Ave.

Unity Shoppe is a tax-exempt 501©3 dedicated to providing the basic necessities of life and occupational skills training to Santa Barbara’s most vulnerable populations during times of temporary crisis, while encouraging self-sufficiency and independence.

All programming and services are offered at no cost to qualifying clients without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnicity.