Additional like-mind business and community organizations needed to help tackle childhood hunger
SEATTLE (September 20, 2018) – MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC and Generosity Feeds, a non-profit committed to ending childhood hunger, are joining forces to tackle hunger in Southern California, and are hoping to inspire others to help address this urgent need.
On October 6, 2018, MOD, together with hundreds of local volunteers, will host three meal-packing events in Los Angeles and Orange counties to create over 50,000 meals. This effort is in response to the startling statistic that 67% of children in Los Angeles County classify as food insecure. All the meals will remain in Southern California, and will be distributed by Blessings in a Backpack and Falcon Youth and Family Services. This is the latest event of an ongoing effort by MOD to provide over ½ million meals this year for hungry children throughout the country.
“All of us at MOD have been doing what we can for years to address the sobering statistics around childhood hunger in our country. We were particularly shocked to learn about the severity of the issue in our Southern California market. In putting together the upcoming October 6 meal-packing event, we have been encouraged by how many like-minded businesses have jumped on board – Amazon’s Treasure Truck, Jacobellis Sausage Co, Blessings in a Backpack and Falcon Youth Services, to name a few,” explained Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD. “It is our hope, being that the need is so great, to encourage more participants whether it’s through financial donations or volunteering. If we can mobilize more organizations, we have ability to pack 100,000 meals. Simply put, more participation equals more meals for hungry kids.”
The three events will take place on Saturday, October 6th, 10am – 12pm at the following locations:
Irvine, at Portola Springs Elementary School
North Hollywood, at East Valley High School
Long Beach, at St. Anthony’s High School
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