Being part of the Serving the Hungry at Home and in Haiti event was amazing. It is an important cause worthy of attention and I think that by breaking the world record for the most relief meals packaged has brought a much needed awareness to the cause.
Wichita, KS (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Foundation Financial Group employees at the Wichita, Kansas office located at 11333 East Kellogg Avenue, Suite 300, participated in a food packaging event benefiting school children in Haiti. Numana organized the Serving the Hungry at Home and in Haiti event with an end goal of breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the most hunger relief meals packaged in an hour. The team exceeded the world record by more than 120,000 packaged bags, ending with a total of 479,034 hunger relief meals.
“Working with Numana was a great experience. It’s a local organization that has been fighting hunger issues throughout the world,” said Foundation Financial Group Event Coordinator Tyler Gwillim. “Numana’s main goal is not only to feed the hungry, but to look at the root cause of the problem. I believe being more proactive and changing the mind set of people is the best solution to a very big problem.”
Enough food is produced in the world for every person to have 4.3 pounds of food every day. However, 25,000 people die each day from hunger. Six million children die each year from hunger—that is one every six seconds, ten every minute, 600 every hour. Most Americans are aware that there are starving people in the world, but feel the problem is too distant, or that there is not a solution that they can take part in.
Numana, Inc., a non-profit charity, offers a new way for people to help, from their hometowns. Numana save lives by empowering people to feed the starving. With a little elbow grease and a lot of fun, Numana’s hands-on, volunteer-driven meal-packaging events bring people together to send food and hope to those who need it. At Numana events, volunteers work together to assemble and package nutritious meals. The organization takes it from there, sending the packaged meals to the places where intense food deficiency exists. It is a great way for individuals and groups to get involved, build their community and make a real difference.
“During college I worked with several Kansas food organizations and witnessed firsthand the effects of hunger,” continued Gwillim. “Being part of the Serving the Hungry at Home and in Haiti event was amazing. It is an important cause worthy of attention and I think that by breaking the world record for the most relief meals packaged has brought a much needed awareness to the cause. Plus, actually breaking the record was a bonus; everyone wants to say they were a part of a record breaking event!”
Through philanthropic services, Foundation Financial Group strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities. At FFG, building long-term strategic partnerships with a variety of non-profit philanthropic organizations is intrinsic to the company’s success. Their core principles of honesty, integrity and respect have not just shaped business practices, but the company’s commitment to community service.
“It’s incredible to work for a company that encourages employees to reach out and help others in the communities in which we work and live,” stated Gwillim. “Being an active member in my community is very rewarding. FFG has made it a goal to better people’s lives in any way we can. That’s one reason why I signed on with FFG and I couldn’t be happier with my decision!”
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