By R. Hans Miller
Source: Columbia Basin Herald
Safeway announced on Jan. 6 it is accepting online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in addition to several other measures meant to fight food insecurity under its newly-dubbed Nourish Everyone Campaign.
“Food insecurity is a problem this nation can and should solve. Food banks can’t do it alone and we think grocery stores are the cornerstone to solving this issue,” said Sara Osborne, Safeway’s director of external affairs, in a press release.
The program could help Grant and Adams county residents who qualify. Those could include state Food Assistance Program participants in Grant County, which made up 18% of the county’s population (17,300 participants) in November 2021, the release stated.