Safeway grant helps provide Ryan White HIV patients with Thanksgiving dinner

Tri-City Health Center has received a $2,500 grant from the Safeway Foundation to help provide food for its Ryan White HIV Medical Nutrition Program. All funds will provide 40 patients with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn and more.

“Many of our clients face challenges and hardships and we want to make sure they have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones with food on the table,” program coordinator Gloria Preciado-Santana said.

Program participants will have access to bimonthly and bilingual nutrition classes to teach how to prepare nutritious meals on a budget, to use blood sugar numbers daily to adjust diet, and healthy food choices can improve cholesterol.

About the Safeway Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers’ lives. Safeway stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees’ passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of Health and Human Services, Hunger, Youth and Education, Veterans and Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities. For more information about the Safeway Foundation, visit www.safewayfoundation.org.