Concord, North Carolina-based ACN is continuing to join forces with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger, and Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity, to help feed children and empower families to live healthier lives.
Childhood hunger is an epidemic, with approximately 17 million children in North America not knowing where their next meal will come from. With ACN’s Project Feeding Kids Program, every time someone signs up for an ACN service, one meal is provided. Every time a customer pays their bill for a select service, such as Flash Wireless, another meal is provided. The program began in 2015, and since that time, ACN has provided over 2 million meals, with plans to donate 1.65 million more meals to Feeding America and 150,000 meals to Food Banks Canada before March 2018.
“Since ACN began in 1993, it’s been our hope to leave the communities in which we live, work and play a little better than we found them,” said ACN President Greg Provenzano. “ACN supports a long and ever-growing list of organizations on a global scale, with our effort concentrated on those directly impacting children. We believe that when you impact the life of a child, you do more than just change their day—you change their life. Providing hope to the next generation—that’s the legacy we hope to leave.”
According to Feeding America, one in eight people in the United States struggles with hunger. More than 46 million people turn to Feeding America each year for extra support, with 72 percent of those households served living at or below the poverty level. One in six children do not know where they will get their next meal. More than 5 million senior citizens currently face hunger, often having to choose between groceries or medical care. The Feeding America network includes 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries. Of all donations raised, 98 percent go directly into programs serving people in need. For more information on Feeding America, click here.
Food Banks Canada represents the food bank community in Canada, including the network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. The network assists over 850,000 Canadians each month. For more information on Food Banks Canada, click here.
Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services for residential and business customers. The company operates in 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.