Posts Tagged ‘hunger’
Dec 19th, 2011 | by
Hunger is a growing issue nationwide. For one in six Americans, hunger is a reality. Those in the most need may be the people we know - our members, our neighbors and our friends. The average food bank in the Midwest has seen requests for food assistance almost double in the last five years.
We decided to join the fight against hunger. For the past few weeks, our employees in all four of our offices (Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland and Lansing) have been collecting food for local food banks. We call it our holiday Giving Tree. Our goal was to donate at least 10,000 pounds of food.
One department in the Dayton office took this challenge a step further and collected money to buy peanut butter – the most needed item on the food bank’s list. They collected $1,500 and purchased 900 pounds of peanut butter!
The final numbers are in… (drum roll, please!)
We are excited to report that we exceeded our goal and donated over two tons of food which will go to 80 food banks in Ohio and Michigan.
Our employees are truly amazing and are always willing to help others. Find your local food bank and join us in the fight against hunger.