The Stop & Shop Family Foundation has made a generous grant of $75,000 to the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy. The grant will support programs to combat childhood obesity.
The YMCA and Stop & Shop will implement a three-phase programming plan through the their Healthy Futures Initiative and the YMCA's commitment to Activate America, the YMCA's response to the epidemic of childhood obesity by creating community-based, collaborative programs that increase physical activity and improve nutritional habits in children and families.
"Stop & Shop is committed to providing healthy food to families and helping parents teach their children about the importance of nutrition and balanced diet," said Amy Murphy, Director of Marketing and External Communications of Stop & Shop NY Metro Division. "The YMCA is on the front line of providing quality programming and hands on training to children. This grant will prove to be money well spent."
"We are so pleased to partner with Stop & Shop to positively change the lives of hundreds of children and families," stated William Lovett, YMCA Chief Executive Officer. "I applaud Stop & Shop for their commitment to the health of our citizens and to having a meaningful impact on the epidemic of childhood obesity."