Verizon Wireless retailer recently announced that 300 of its stores will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday, season in a joint effort with its customers. The local participating store is in Millville, at 224 Atlantic Avenue.
Until Friday, Dec. 12, participating TCC stores across the U.S. are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food, which will be delivered to the community’s food bank. In addition to the food drive, each participating store will donate funds, and employees will volunteer at local food banks until the end of December.
“‘Stop the Hunger’ is the newest initiative under TCC’s ‘Culture of Good’ movement, which empowers our employees to make a positive, charitable impact in their communities,” said Scott Moorehead, president and CEO of TCC. “It’s how our company gives back to every community where we do business. We’re honored to have the ability to help families and children in need this holiday season by donating to and volunteering at local food banks throughout the U.S.”
In 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 17.5 million of U.S. households were food-insecure.
“With 1 in 5 children struggling with hunger at some point in their lives, TCC is doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible do not have to battle hunger issues this holiday season,” Moorehead said.
TCC’s summer “Culture of Good” efforts resulted in the donation of 300 college scholarships to children and 100,000 backpacks to students. To learn more about TCC, visit www.ecellularconnection.com. Supporters of the program are being encouraged to use hashtag #cultureofgood on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word.