Foundation Financial Group Feeds Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Hungry

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Foundation Financial Group employees at the Raleigh Regional Sales Center located at 701 Exposition Place, Suite 202, participated in a food packaging event benefiting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Foundation Financial Group Feeds Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Hungry
It is so important to support those organizations that truly are doing the most good.

Foundation Financial Group employees at the Raleigh Regional Sales Center located at 701 Exposition Place, Suite 202, participated in a food packaging event benefiting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

“Upon researching charities in the area, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina caught my attention because of the impact the organization has on the state,” said FFG Event Coordinator Sean Denson. “The Raleigh location alone is responsible for distributing food to 34 counties in North Carolina. It is so important to support those organizations that truly are doing the most good.”

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina was founded in 1980 as the Community Food Bank, the first food bank in the state. The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina provided start-up funds prompted by its concern about an increasing problem of homelessness and hunger in Raleigh and its surrounding communities. Since its founding, the Food Bank has expanded services in an attempt to keep pace with a growing demand for emergency food, distributing more than 236 million pounds of food in the process. In 1984, the Food Bank gained affiliation with Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest.

On three separate occasions, the Food Bank has outgrown warehouse space. In 1985, the organization distributed just under 1 million pounds of food to a network of nearly 100 agencies. In 1996, distribution rose to 6.5 million pounds of food to a family of 480 private, emergency feeding programs and sister food banks, 1 million pounds of which was disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Fran. 1999 brought Hurricane Floyd to eastern North Carolina, and with it, the Food Bank's largest distribution ever. The devastation caused by the flooding after Hurricane Floyd was identified as the worst ever in North Carolina's history. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina distributed 18.8 million pounds of food in fiscal year 1999-2000. Last fiscal year, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina distributed 41.5 million pounds of food.

Today, the Food Bank provides more than 150,000 pounds of food every day to 800 nonprofit, community-based, emergency feeding programs (soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and elderly nutrition programs), serving more than 500,000 individuals at risk of hunger in 34 central and eastern North Carolina counties.

“The food bank is very dependent upon volunteers, logging roughly 170,000 volunteer hours every year,” continued Denson. “Therefore, the time we spent there and our presence was very important because it allowed the employees at the food bank to focus on more impactful tasks than just sorting food.”

“I appreciate working for a company that values giving back to the community,” said Denson. “Not only did we give a monetary donation, but we also gave our time which shows real dedication and commitment from our employees to our community and those in need.”

About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by INC magazine, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.

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