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Billings YMCA to receive 'Hunger Is' donations made at local Albertsons stores

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 15:42:56-04

BILLINGS — The Billings Family YMCA was selected as a charity partner for the Albertsons Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger.

All donations made at the Billings Albertsons stores will be used to fund the Billings Family YMCA breakfast program for “Out of School Time” during the summer and over the holidays to help fight childhood hunger in our community.

“This gift will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Kim Kaiser, YMCA CEO. "We’d like to thank the Billings Albertsons stores for selecting us as their charity partner and supporting our efforts to fight hunger. We’d also like to thank Albertsons Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no child has to start their day hungry.”

The Billings Family YMCA has been a cornerstone in the community for more than 100 years upholding their mission “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

Their programs serve the needs of neighbors who need help the most and they provide a safe place for our youth to learn, grow, and thrive.

Hunger Is, a charitable program of the Albertsons Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America.

Funds raised through Hunger Is focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means focused on combating childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes.

Anyone wishing to support the Billings Family YMCA through this program can simply go to the Billings Albertsons stores and make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout September 1- 30.