Columbia, MO (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Aaron Smith presented a $250 to The Mid-Missouri Food Bank to help fund their Buddy Pack Program in Boone County, Missouri. The Food Bank partners with elementary schools in the 32 counties it serves to provide Buddy Packs to school children. Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food for children to take home with them over the weekend and holiday breaks to supplement their meals when there is not enough to eat at home.
Around 55,000 students in the food bank’s service area qualify for free or reduced school meals. For many of these children, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school offer the only source of reliable nutrition; they are at risk of hunger over the weekends. The Buddy Pack Program aims to alleviate that risk.
Aaron Smith, President of The A.W. Smith Law Firm, a Columbia, Missouri personal injury law firm, is making a dedicated effort to fulfill his social responsibility by addressing the needs of the community and those in surrounding areas. Aaron Smith grants charitable contributions to organizations in the Mid-Missouri area that have dedicated themselves to promoting the welfare of their communities and the people in them. All of this is made possible through the hard work and generosity of Aaron W. Smith (also known as "A.W.").
"I am ecstatic to be able to make this donation to the Food Bank," stated A.W. Smith. "The Buddy Pack Program is crucial to the survival and nutritional needs of the children it serves. Without the help and support of the community, the Food Bank would be unable to fund programs such as this," he said, "It is our responsibility as a community to rally around these children to ensure that one of their most basic needs is met."
About The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.:
The A.W. Smith Law Firm is a skilled and experienced personal injury firm located in Columbia, Missouri. The firm's legal knowledge, lawyer strong work-ethic, and formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques mean they are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation their clients need to begin rebuilding their lives. The A.W. Smith Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims all across the Midwest. For more information on The A.W. Smith Law Firm, visit their website: http://www.awsmithlaw.com
About The Buddy Pack Program:
The Food Bank partners with elementary schools in each of the 32 counties it serves to provide Buddy Packs to school children. Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food that students take home over the weekend or holiday periods to supplement their meals when there is not enough to eat at home. After the weekend, the kids bring their empty Buddy Pack back to school to be refilled by local volunteers. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Buddy Pack Program helped feed around 8,600 children each week, up from 6,500 in 2010-11. You can help by donating backpacks or money to purchase food for the program. For more information or to donate, please visit their website: sharefoodbringhope.org/buddy-packs/