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Sunshine Division
Sunshine Division
Sunshine Division and Fred Meyer Team Up to Sack Hunger (Photo) - 07/11/18

On Thursday, July 12, 2018 the Sunshine Division and Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer store will be partnering to "sack hunger" by selling $5 "Sunshine Sacks" in-store at registers. The $5 bags will contain core food items to donate to families in need this summer. Childhood hunger issues swell during summer months when low-income children qualifying for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs at public schools are suddenly without upwards of ten meals a week. The "Sunshine Sack" program is another key way for Sunshine Division to work with long-standing partners in the community to address core food insecurity issues.

"Fred Meyer has been a partner of the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division for over 9 decades. In recent years they've played a larger role in the clothing aspect of our mission as a significant contributor to our Izzy's Kids Shop With a Cop program. We're excited to work together on the 'Sunshine Sack' program to raise food and awareness of summertime hunger issues in our local community," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's bureau liaison with the Portland Police Bureau.

"Sunshine Division is a great partner in our Zero Hunger / Zero Waste journey. We are proud to have supported their community efforts for many years, and I am excited that we have this opportunity to make a difference with the Sunshine Sack program," said Joe Grieshaber, President of Fred Meyer Stores.

Community members wanting to support Sunshine Division's food assistance programs are encouraged to visit the Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer store at 7700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 to purchase the $5 bags for donation. Fred Bear will be handing out balloons, coloring books, and nylon Fred Bear backpacks for kids while supplies last.

About Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 132 multi-department stores in four western states. More than 36,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 200,000 square feet and carry more than 250,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer contributes more than $2 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer also donates more than 7 million pounds of food to local food banks each year via the Perishable Donation Program. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our website at www.fredmeyer.com.

About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 20+ area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org


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