Walz announces Cub Foods partnership to provide food for child care providers
Gov. Tim Walz announced Cub Foods and its parent company United Natural Foods Inc., in partnership with the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, set up an ordering process specifically for child care providers.
“Grocers are working tirelessly to meet the needs of Minnesotans — and they’re going the extra mile for our child care providers and emergency workers,” Walz stated in a news release. “Partnerships like this are critical to keep our communities healthy and safe. I’m grateful to Cub for stepping up in this time of crisis.”
"Our goal is simple," stated Mike Stigers, Cub CEO, in the release. "Ensure child care providers have access to the product they need to continue providing care to the children of emergency and other essential workers. We’re proud to do what we can to support the communities in our hometown and thank Governor Walz and his administration for their tremendous leadership as we all work together through these challenging times.”
Cub, based in Stillwater, will leverage its statewide supply chain network, including Kemps, to allow child care providers serving children of emergency workers to secure needed products at convenient, flexible hours and locations.
Child care providers can visit MN.gov/childcare to find resources.