Freedom Mortgage Employees nationwide collected over 37,000 cans during the month of November for this year’s canned food drive. Non-perishable food collected in each of the company’s participating offices, AZ, CA, CO, IN, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and FL, will go directly to a local Feeding America food bank.
In the United States, 1 in 8 households faces what the USDA calls “food insecurity.” This means that, at times, these families are unable to provide enough food for each family member due to low income or reduced access to other resources (i.e. children who are home for summer vacation no longer get free school lunches). Feeding America works to end hunger nationally through a network of community-based agencies. The organization feeds more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.
New Jersey offices partnered with 93.3 WMMR’s Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger 2017, the country’s largest single-location food drive. This food drive accounts for more than half of the Philabundance Food Bank donations each year. NJ employees engaged in a friendly competition among departments to increase participation, and collected a total of 13,000 cans of food.
Volunteers from the NJ offices were on-site for a live broadcast of the Preston & Steve Show to help distribute food with Philabundence. In total, the NJ employees collected 12,412 lbs of food, setting a record for the company, which donated 9,600lbs of food the year before.
Freedom Mortgage thanks its employees for their generosity and enthusiasm in helping our neighbors who need it most this holiday season. To learn more or donate to Feeding America, click here.