234 Head Start Children to Receive Weekend Meals Through ACME Markets

May 13, 2021 – Family Services of Westchester (FSW) today announced it has been awarded a grant of $20,450 from Albertsons to provide hunger relief to families enrolled in their Head Start program in White Plains, NY.  FSW is committed to ensuring that children do not go hungry as a result of their economic status.

The funding will provide 234 children in FSW’s Head Start program with breakfast items for every weekend during the month of May. Head Start provides children with nourishing meals during the school week, but providing healthy meals on weekends can be a financial hardship for many families.

FSW is partnering with ACME Markets in Thornwood, Greenburgh, Yonkers and Rye for the purchase of the food. Albertsons is the parent company of ACME and shares the same commitment to fighting child hunger.

“The families we serve are facing economic hardship exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this grant will help relieve food security for many families this spring,” stated Polly Kerrigan, President and CEO of FSW. “We express our heartfelt gratitude to Albertsons’ and ACME for their commitment to building healthy communities and eradicating hunger.”

About Family Services of Westchester

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is a nonprofit organization operating in Westchester County, New York since 1954. With nearly 50 innovative programs, FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. Learn more about FSW at www.fsw.org.