Progrexion to Make $20,000 Donation to St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance at Celebration of One-Year Anniversary

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In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Progrexion invites the public to drop off donations and resumes and be entered to win Pro Bowl tickets.

Progrexion donates to St. Mary's Food Bank

St. Mary's Food Bank Donation

Progrexion is proud to be engaged in efforts that truly make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.

Progrexion, a company dedicated to ensuring fair and accurate consumer credit reports, is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration on Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at its call center at 20620 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix, AZ. The public is invited to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food that will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance as part of national Hunger Action Month. Those who donate in the month of September to the Progrexion location will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Pro Bowl tickets. Tickets will be awarded the first week of October.

At the event, Progrexion CEO Jeffrey Johnson will present a check for $20,000 to St. Mary’s President and CEO, Beverly Damore. The company’s 310 Arizona employees collected cash and food over the summer in order to donate to the local nonprofit in September, as part of national hunger awareness campaign.

“We are so grateful to our employees in Phoenix for being so generous with their time and money and for getting behind this important cause,” said Johnson. “I also want to congratulate them all in celebrating a successful first year. Our company has grown significantly this past year, and we will continue to support this and other important community causes as we continue to expand in Phoenix and beyond.”

“We’re very grateful to Progrexion for actively collecting food and cash to help provide for the two million Arizonans who are living at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline,” said Beverly Damore, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, “and we encourage the community to continue to donate through Progrexion and our other community partners throughout Hunger Action Month.”

Progrexion’s Phoenix location, which started with 30 employees one year ago, has seen impressive growth, and is now looking to hire 135 more by the end of the year, bringing the total employee count to 445 employees. The company will have recruiter’s onsite at the celebration on Sept. 17 from 10am-4pm to accept resumes and applications from people who would like to work for an organization that prides itself in giving back to the community.

1 in 5 kids in the United States faces hunger,” stated Johnson, “and Progrexion is proud to be engaged in efforts that truly make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.”

Progrexion and its affiliated brands, including Lexington Law and CreditRepair.com, comprise the nation’s largest consumer advocacy network and employ more than 2,100 people at locations in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Progrexion’s associates in Utah and Idaho also conducted food and fund donation drives this summer and recently donated more than $73,000 to non-profits in those states.

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About Progrexion
Progrexion and its affiliated brands, including Lexington Law and CreditRepair.com, comprise the nation’s largest consumer advocacy network and employ more than 2,100 people at locations in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Progrexion has been recognized by Inc. 5000 Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s top 50 fastest growing companies, and by the Post Register as a Top Places to Work in Eastern Idaho. If you are interested in working for this great company, please visit http://www.progrexion.com/careers.

About St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Founded in 1967, St. Mary’s is the world’s first food bank. The idea came to founder John van Hengel when he was volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul, serving dinner to those in need. When a mother stated that soup kitchens and grocery store dumpsters were the only way she could feed her children, the concept of a food bank was born, wherein individuals and companies with excess money and food could “deposit” it, and those in need could “withdraw” it. Van Hengel approached his local parish, St. Mary’s Basilica, with his vision and was given $3,000 and an abandoned building. Van Hengel’s idea became a reality, and in gratitude, he named his organization “St. Mary’s.” Inspired by his accomplishments, cities nationwide began opening food banks to feed those in need. Soon, other countries were following his lead. Today, St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in the United States, and proud of the impact it has had on Arizona—and the world. - See more at: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/learn-more/our-history#sthash.PmVtOklk.dpuf.

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