Wireless Zone® Donated $25,000 to No Kid Hungry to Help Provide Meals Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis and After

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Money was collected by local retailers through the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®, which donates thousands of dollars annually to its core charities including No Kid Hungry.

Wireless Zone®, a Verizon authorized retailer and the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise, donated $25,000 to No Kid Hungry on March 20, 2020 through its philanthropic Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®. No Kid Hungry is one of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving’s core charities—groups supported annually that are selected for their service of all Wireless Zone communities.

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign working to end childhood hunger in America, responding to the current crisis by ensuring that all children get the healthy food they need while school is closed and all year long.

In light of recent events, Wireless Zone expedited the grant, initially scheduled to be voted on in coming weeks. “With schools closing due to the current health crisis, children across the country will be missing the essential meals they rely on,” said Shelley Nemic, President of Wireless Zone’s Foundation for Giving. “This is such a great opportunity to help a campaign in immediate need and take care of the children whom we aim to help.”

According to No Kid Hungry almost 539 million meals at school have been missed by kids due to closures. In response, No Kid Hungry is working to provide emergency grants to food banks and community groups, divert resources to help the hardest-hit areas, make sure families know how to find meals while schools are closed, and continue their regular work of ensuring every kid gets three meals a day.

About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids lives with hunger in America. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

About Wireless Zone:
Founded in 1988 as "The Car Phone Store,”the Wireless Zone system has become the nation's largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone system has been honored with Verizon's “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.

About The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving:
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We also have time-honored relationships with our national charities including Make-A-Wish, Autism Speaks, Children’s Tumor Foundation and St. Jude’s as well as No Kid Hungry, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Homes for our Troops and Sandy Hook Promise.

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