Joe Hudson’s Collision Center’s Circle Impact Raises Over 7,400 Pounds of Food Items to the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
Montgomery, Alabama (March 30, 2018) – Joe Hudson’s Collision Center’s Circle Impact, an initiative designed to make a full-circle impact within the community, teamed up with the Montgomery Area Food Bank to help feed victims of food insecurity.
“Many homeless and employed people right in America, and in our local towns and cities experience food insecurity,” said Cynthia Crewe, Director of Business Development. “And, even though hunger may seem to be hidden – Feeding America tells us, it’s okay to address the problem and find a solution to helping others find a great necessity – which is food.”
All four of Joe Hudson’s Collision Center’s Montgomery locations held a food drive from February 5th until March 5th, accepting both non-perishable food items and monetary donations.
Teammates helped donate 7,424 pounds of food to the MAFB. Circle Impact’s overall contribution is projected to feed 7,424 people in need.
“Hunger is real,” said Rich Deem, CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank. “The USDA defines food insecurity as the state in which ‘Either due to lack of money or other resources, constant access to sufficient food is limited at times during the year’.
The Montgomery Area Food Bank is tasked with helping 385,000 food insecure friends and neighbors in 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we rely heavily upon the kindness and generosity of our friends who are not only concerned about hunger, but are actively participating in our battle against it.
We sometimes don’t realize the negative impact of hunger. It not only affects the individual, but our society as a whole. First, I feel that it is society’s responsibility to take care of those who are in a position where they cannot help themselves. We don’t offer a ‘hand out’, but rather a ‘hand up’.”
Joe Hudson’s Collision Center is actively involved in local communities. As a part of its Circle Impact initiative, Joe Hudson’s Collision Center continues to take action in communities on a local scale.