Released by Safeway
Officials of the Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy receive a check worth close to $50,000.
It is part of $2 million in grants the Safeway Foundation is giving back to community health programs and hospitals to launch grass-roots projects for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in the Bay Area and nationwide.
Safeway presented the grant to the Center at its Oakland store at 3550 Fruitvale Blvd. The grant will help fund school-community kitchens as a resource to educate school children and community members on health including programs in Oakland. The program also involves a partnership with the Alameda County Department of Health.
The “Innovative Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity” grants are a part of an overall outreach and commitment to community health that has become synonymous with Safeway Inc.
“Our commitment is to strengthen communities, create pioneering programs, expand services and implement new strategies to support the health of children and teens,” said Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of the Safeway Foundation.