Local Retailer Collecting Canned Goods to Stop Hunger
In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 17.4 million of U.S. households were food insecure at some point during that year.
In an effort to fight hunger in the communities it serves this holiday season, TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announced in early November that 550 of its stores will be collecting canned and boxed foods from customers and community members to provide to local partnering food banks.
Through its second annual “Stop the Hunger” campaign, participating TCC stores across the U.S. are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food items from November 1-December 11. Each store has a goal of donating 50 pounds of food, which will be delivered to local hunger relief organizations nationwide the following week.
The participating store in Fort Wright is located at 1990 Highland Pike.
“We are very excited to see the impact this campaign will have on our local food banks and families,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC. “With 1 in 5 children struggling with hunger, we want to do our part to ensure that as many children as possible do not have to go hungry this holiday season.”
Stop the Hunger is one of TCC’s four annual Culture of Good initiatives. Other programs include donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children, giving supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the U.S. and volunteering time to improve the environment.
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