Monday, April 29, 2013

North Highlands Day of Giving Back - Feeding America Tampa Bay


Every year North Highland does a really cool thing for their local communities called North Highland's Day of Giving Back. One of my best friends Megan works for a management consultant company called the North Highland Company. She works for their Central Florida offices which consist of Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. 

For the second year in a row, she is the Central Florida coordinator for a community day of involvement for their company to give back to their local city. Last year, “The Day of Giving Back” took place on April 28th and the theme was “Investing in Human Potential”. This took place in multiple locations throughout the US and their worldwide locations, everywhere from London to Shanghai.  You can read about last year and its success here.

This year they have picked the charity Feeding America Tampa Bay, which is  a resource to 600 charities that run some type of program to combat hunger. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters, and Kids Cafes. Of the 509,000 people in West Central Florida who are unsure where their next meal will come from, Feeding America Tampa Bay last year provided food to more than 400,000 people. 

I really love that North Highland takes the initiative and gives back to causes like this! On May 4, 2013 they will host a large scale event called North Highlands Day of Giving Back to help several non-profit organizations. The one that their Tampa office chose to support is Feeding America Tampa Bay. 

Prior to the event on May 4, there will be a food drive for Feeding America Tampa Bay through May 2.   

How You Can Help: Participate in this food drive!  
A collection bin will be set up in the management office at: Towers at Westshore, 1408 N. Westshore Blvd. #150, Tampa FL. 

CRITICAL NEED ITEMS:
(No Glass Please! Pop-top items preferred!)

  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, ham, sausage)
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Meal (pasta, chili, beef stew)
  • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Beans
  • Cereal (low sugar, high fiber)
  • Cereal & Fruit Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly (plastic containers only) 

Across the country, one in six people struggles with hunger. That totals 50 million Americans. This organization is a wonderful resource for those who are struggling with hunger right here in Tampa. I encourage you to get involved! Please consider participating in this food drive!
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