Easter Seals Canada in partnership with Safeway Canada is proud to present Feeding Ability, a program focused on educating and informing children and families of all abilities about nutrition, healthy food choices and cooking in a fun and interactive way. Good nutrition plays a significant role in improving quality of life for everyone and is especially important for those with health issues and disabilities.
Good nutrition and healthy food choices at an early age in life have been proven to help fuel growth and development and lay the foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits. Nutrition has also been linked to academic performance, behaviour, and self-esteem in children and teens.
Helping community members living with a diverse range of abilities has long been a Safeway priority. Currently over 500 people living with disabilities work at Safeway stores in Canada. Since 2008, Safeway has raised approximately $7.8 million for Easter Seals Canada and a total of $18.7 million to support people with intellectual and physical disabilities across Western Canada. This year funds raised through Safeway’s in-store “Help Feed Ability” campaign for Easter Seals Canada will support the Safeway Feeding Ability Program and once in a lifetime camp experiences for children living with disabilities.
Safeway is owned by Sobeys Inc. which operates 205 stores under the Safeway banner across Western Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is dedicated to fully enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and self-determination of Canadians with disabilities.
As Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community, Easter Seals is dedicated to helping more than 100,000 Canadians with disabilities participate fully in society.
Easter Seals provincial organizations offer transformative programs and services at the local level. They include year-round active living opportunities and sending thousands of kids to Easter Seals summer camps each summer. As well as the provision of specialized mobility and access equipment such as mobility aids, assistive technology, adaptive computers, augmentative communication devices and adaptations to homes and vehicles for wheelchair accessibility.
Normally these assistive aids are cost prohibitive for most people and families. With help from donors and sponsors, Easter Seals works to ensure that everyone with a disability has access to the equipment and services they need to make the most of their abilities. Learn more at www.easterseals.ca
Easter Seals is a member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program.