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Hands For Hunger launches donation campaign

Published: May 01, 2013

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Throughout the month of May, shoppers at Cost Right, Solomon’s Supercenter and Solomon’s Fresh Market will have the opportunity to add a donation to their shopping bills that will help eradicate hunger and food waste in The Bahamas.

The Hands for Hunger ‘Add-A-Donation’ check-out campaign is being held in recognition of World Hunger Day (May 28), and 100 percent of the donations will directly benefit the charity’s effort to eliminate unnecessary hunger and food insecurity through its food rescue program, educational publications and research initiatives.

As an added incentive to customers of the AML Foods brands, the company will jump start the campaign with an initial donation of $1,500, adding to the contributions of its customers and making a significant impact on the lives of so many Bahamians in need.

“The reality is that hunger does live here.  It affects thousands of Bahamians who go without food each day, more specifically children who attend school without proper nutrition.  A donation to Hands For Hunger through Cost Right, Solomon’s, and Fresh Market can be as far-reaching as the public is generous,” said Anna Bancroft, communications manager for Hands For Hunger.

“Hands For Hunger is able to equate one dollar donated to one meal provided to a hungry member of our community”.

The campaign starts at $1 and illustrates that through that donation one meal is provided to a Bahamian in need; a $5 donation provides breakfast for a child for one week; while as little as $10 will supply a child in need with breakfast and lunch for one week.  Patrons are encouraged to donate as much as they can.

“Through this partnership between Hands For Hunger and AML Foods Ltd. making a difference is as easy as adding a few dollars on to your shopping bill as you check-out,” said Renea Knowles, vice president of marketing at AML Foods.

“We have partnered with Hands For Hunger on many initiatives over the years and are delighted to launch this campaign at our brand locations throughout the month of May.”

Since 2008, Hands For Hunger has provided over 500,000 meals to members of the New Providence community who face chronic hunger and food insecurity.  Hands For Hunger achieves this through its Food Rescue Program that currently serves 12 recipient outreach agencies that in turn provide 8,000 meals per week to Bahamians seeking emergency food assistance.

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