Once again, Dead River Company is taking part in Hunger Action Month activities to help raise awareness and money to aid the fight against hunger across their service areas in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts—where the need is great.
- In Maine, nearly 200,000 thousand people, and one in every four children do not have enough food on a daily basis.
- In New Hampshire, 44,000 children under the age of 18 are food insecure.
- In Vermont, more than 84,000 people of all ages live in food insecure homes.
- In Massachusetts, 700,000 children and adults aren’t sure where there next meal will come from.
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, with the total being distributed among the following local food banks:
- Maine – Good Shepard Food Bank
- New Hampshire – New Hampshire Food Bank
- Vermont – Vermont Food Bank
- Massachusetts – Center for Self Reliance food pantry
The public is invited to get involved too, on the Dead River Company Facebook Page. From September 22nd to October 5th, “Like” Dead River Company on Facebook, and the company will make a $5 donation. Post a photo wearing something orange (the color of Hunger Action Month) and Dead River Company will donate another $5, total contribution of up to $10,000.
What could be easier? Click “Like”, $5 donation from Dead River Company. Post a photo wearing orange, $5 donation from Dead River Company, total contribution of up to $10,000.
All money donated by Dead River Company will be distributed among the local food banks in the company’s service area.
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.