September is Hunger Action Month and with Orange
being the color of hunger relief, Dead River Company is asking you to
Starting Monday, September 22nd through October 5th, Dead River Company will donate $5 for every new LIKE on its Facebook page AND an additional $5 for every photo submitted of someone going orange for hunger action. Up to total of $10,000 donation.
Today, 200,000 Mainers, including nearly 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger. In New Hampshire, more than 100,000 adults and more than 40,000 children, are food insecure! Shockingly, in Massachusetts, 700,000 children and adults aren’t sure where their next meal will come from! These numbers coming out of the Northeast are unimaginable!
According to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief agency, each dollar donated to fight hunger equals nine meals. Think of it: $1 = 9 meals. $10,000 = 90,000 meals. This is why Dead River Company is doing all they can to reach their $10,000 donation goal. NINETY THOUSAND MEALS!!!
Inside all Dead River Company offices, employees will, again this year, wear blue jeans as a sign of their support for Hunger Action Month. During the week of September 22nd – 26th, for a donation of at least $5, employees can wear jeans to work all week. The employee donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Dead River Company.
All donations raised will be distributed among the following local food banks throughout New England:
- Maine – Good Shepard Food Bank
- New Hampshire – New Hampshire Food Bank
- Vermont – Vermont Food Bank
- Massachusetts – Center for Self Reliance food pantry
About Dead River Company’s Community Commitment:
Several years ago, Dead River Company embarked on focusing its charitable giving on three primary community commitments: to fight hunger and food insecurity, to offer home heating assistance, and to support efforts to improve pre-school and elementary education in the communities that the company serves. Since that time, Dead River Company, its employees, its customers, and its non-profit community partners have worked to raise both money and awareness to deliver on its promise to help fuel families on the inside and the outside.