‘Pack-A-Thon’ will provide more than 114,000 meals for those in need
BURLINGTON, N.C. – A total of 450 volunteers from National Agents Alliance and Foresters Financial™ joined forces with Feed The Hunger to prepare more than 114,000 meals during a “Pack-A-Thon” at The Lamb’s Chapel airport campus on Thursday, July 27.
The event will provide nutritious meals to feed children and families in Alamance County and beyond. The 114,000 meals will set a single-shift record for Feed The Hunger and will surpass the more than 70,000 meals NAA and Foresters packed last July.
Andy Albright, President and CEO of National Agents Alliance, said helping pack meals for those in need was one way to fulfill the “Make A Difference” part of NAA’s motto to “Have Fun, Make Money and Make A Difference.”
“We are pleased to be able to give back to our community in Alamance County and beyond with the help of our friends at Feed The Hunger and Foresters,” Albright said. “We are proud that this ‘Pack-A-Thon’ set the record for most meals packed in a single shift. We love that Foresters partnered with us for this effort, and it is another example of how aligned The Alliance and Foresters are when it comes to helping people.”
During the event, volunteers were split up into teams and put together food packets. Each nutritious meal consists of four ingredients – dehydrated vegetables, a scoop of pinto beans, vitamin powder and rice. These ingredients, which together provide complete nutrition, are packaged in six-serving meal packets that are then weighed, sealed, and boxed.
Each year, NAA and Foresters Financial hold a “Delivering the Difference” event prior to one of NAA’s national events. This year, The Alliance’s “Family Reunion,” is taking place on July 28-30, 2017. The Alliance has volunteered at Christmas Pack-A-Thons for Feed the Hunger for the past eight years, and this year, Feed the Hunger was selected as the Delivering the Difference beneficiary.
“Foresters Financial believes in doing more to enrich lives and strengthen communities. This event helps put that purpose into practice,” said Tony Garcia, President and CEO of Foresters Financial. “Together Foresters and NAA Agents share a vision that by doing good work you can make a tremendous impact locally and around the world.”
Albright said supporting local organizations like Feed the Hunger is part of The Alliance’s mission to “Have fun, make money and make a difference.” In two short hours of volunteering, Albright said the impact from this event will be massive.
NAA and Foresters Financial have a rich history of giving back to local families and communities. Previously, Delivering the Difference events have supported organizations like the American Red Cross™, the Boys & Girls Club, and KaBOOM!. In addition, volunteers have given back through school refurbishing projects around the world.
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