Fabens Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year Libby Garcia’s work to mitigate hunger issues was aided recently by a $5000 grant from Albertsons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program that aims to help connect individuals facing food insecurity with proper nutrition.
Funds will be used to support the Fabens ISD community by purchasing Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need and snacks for all Pre-K students.
“This generous donation from Nourishing Neighbors will help Fabens ISD’s Libby Garcia’s important work in the fight against hunger in our community,” said Sofia Maciel, Media Specialist. “We’re grateful that Albertsons and Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors are partnering with us to help ensure our neighbors have enough to eat.”
The school district is a hub of the community. Fabens falls under a 91.3 socioeconomic status.
Nourishing Neighbors aims to fight hunger by helping keep food banks stocked, supporting meal distribution programs at schools, and supporting programs that provide food to seniors. As a program of the Safeway and Albertsons Foundation, it is working to eradicate hunger in America.
“We’re always looking for the best ways to fight hunger in the communities we serve. By partnering with top-notch organizations like Fabens ISD we know we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are facing food insecurity issues,” said Michelle Larson, President, Albertsons, Southwest Region.