It’s tragic how many children in our own communities have no idea when they’ll eat again or where their next meal will come from... Foundation Financial Group is motivated to do our part because no child should go hungry.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Foundation Financial Group continues its year-long initiative to help feed school children in need by supporting the Blessings in a Backpack organization. So far, Foundation Financial employees have fed nearly four children for an entire school year.
“It’s tragic how many children in our own communities have no idea when they’ll eat again or where their next meal will come from,” said Foundation Financial Group Event Coordinator Megan Nau. “Blessings in a Backpack makes sure these children have food at home. Well-nourished children score higher on tests and get better grades. Foundation Financial Group is motivated to do our part because no child should go hungry.”
Every FFG office that is located in a city with a local Blessings in a Backpack chapter is participating in the initiative. By recycling aluminum cans, employees in FFG’s Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville, Rochester, and Denver offices have able to help feed children in their communities while reinforcing environmentally friendly habits. After employees fill a designated blue recycling bin, a representative from their local Blessings chapter collects the cans. Each full bag of cans generates approximately $6 for the cause.
Blessings in a Backpack sends home a backpack of food for elementary schoolchildren enrolled in the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. The food is easy-to-prepare or ready-to-eat items such as macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, granola bars, and juice boxes. Backpacks are sent home each weekend.
Over 20 million children in America are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger negatively impact child development. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Foundation Financial Group’s contributions to Blessings in a Backpack will send meals home to children from the Atlanta Public School System (Atlanta, GA); Brunswick Public School System (Savannah, GA); Duval Public School System (Jacksonville, FL); Greene Central School District (Rochester, NY); and Denver Public School System (Denver, CO).
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62,000 children in 437 schools across 42 states. Blessings also feeds hungry children in Canada, Columbia, and Haiti. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Blessings is feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
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 for the third year running, 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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