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Meridian mayor, Albertsons help support snack program

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd waits to check out at Albertsons Oct. 29 after filling her cart with $3,183 worth of groceries in support of the United Way of Treasure Valley’s After School Snack Program. Photo courtesy of UWTV.

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd waits to check out at Albertsons Oct. 29 after filling her cart with $3,183 worth of groceries in support of the United Way of Treasure Valley’s After School Snack Program. Photo courtesy of UWTV.

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd tore through Albertsons on a two-minute Grocery Grab Oct. 29 to support the United Way of Treasure Valley’s After School Snack Program.

De Weerd filled her cart with groceries, and Albertsons pledged to donate the value of the groceries to the program, according to United Way spokesman Jake Alger. After de Weerd collected $3,183 worth of groceries, Albertsons rounded up the amount and made a $3,500 donation.

The After School Snack Program will provide 54,000 healthy snacks to children at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County and Napa and the Caldwell Family YMCA. Bank of America also supports the program, and Albertsons will collect donations for the program from shoppers in February.

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