Ashburn, Virginia, August 9, 2021–
The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning, in partnership with ACME Markets
Nourishing Neighbors Program, is excited to recognize the work toward ending hunger
by the students of Mr. Daniels English 1 class at Murrell Dobbins CTE High School.
In the inaugural year of a new program for sixth through ninth graders in the greater
Philadelphia area, Explore.Act.Tell.® leads students through the process of
understanding hunger insecurity around them and creating project solutions and a
Public Service Announcement to engage others in their work.
The Murrell Dobbins 9th grade students teamed up, in a virtual learning environment, to
choose a hunger charity and design a campaign to assist in the hunger relief efforts. As
a result of their work, ACME Markets’ Nourishing Neighbors Program donated a $5000
grant to Urban Creators Life Do Grow Farm in Philadelphia.
The teacher who implemented the Explore.Act.Tell.® lessons and project, Mr. Harris
Daniels, said of the program, “I appreciate this project for how it has sparked real
conversations about real, relevant topics and provided an outlet for students to share
and tell their reality and truths – something we don’t always get to do in High School
English, beyond diaries and journal entries.”
In this new way of engaging students in the fight against hunger, ACME Markets
Foundation representative Dana Ward said, “We are thrilled to team up with The
Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning to bring Explore.Act.Tell ® to
Philadelphia area schools, and we are honored to make this donation to Urban Creators
Life Do Grow Farm on behalf of Mr. Daniels’ class. ACME Markets Foundation looks
forward to continuing this program so we can help engage even more students in the
region in the quest to fight food insecurity.“
For more information on Explore.Act.Tell.® and how your school or club can participate,
Explore.Act.Tell.® teaches young people to become aware of food insecurity issues in
their neighborhoods. They will practice skills needed to become good citizens and
advocate for community involvement and service. Through four interactive lessons,
students will create and implement a hunger solution project and develop a promotional
PSA video. This is a program of the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning
About Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning
The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning was established in 2003 as a
public charity. The Foundation supports and builds alliances that enhance innovative,
instructional programs and community outreach by providing the resources to promote
new opportunities and participation. The Foundation welcomes participation in efforts to
engage, enlighten and inspire today’s students and educators by opening their
classrooms to the real world. Find out more at fill.foundation.
About ACME Markets
ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford,
opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products,
low prices, and friendly service. 130 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a highquality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 163 stores, including 102 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 18,000 associates. In 2020 alone, along with the ACME Foundation, ACME gave over $5 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.acmemarkets.com.
ACME Markets is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Division of Albertsons Companies (NYSE:
ACI). Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and
drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale.
Diane Barrett, Executive Director
Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning