Blessings in a Backpack program provides children with food for weekends and school breaks
CHARLOTTE, NC, April 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District is a Title 1 school where almost all of the approximately 750 students receive free or reduced-cost lunches. When school is out over weekends, holidays or other breaks, these students are left without the opportunity to eat lunch at school. To ensure students don’t go hungry, Alsco is joining forces with Temple Israel to sponsor an annual food drive.
The Alsco Charlotte branch applied for and received a nonprofit gift/grant through the Steiner Foundation, which Alsco created in 1969 to allow Alsco branches to become involved in and support nonprofit charities and projects in their communities.
Food collected from the annual food drive will be distributed to the Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School through the Blessings in a Backpack program, which provides children with food for weekends and school breaks. Additionally, some of the food collected will be allocated to the local food pantry, so donations can be distributed to the entire community as needed.
“We are very happy to be able to help sponsor the Blessings in a Backpack program,” said Alan Sowers, general manager for the Charlotte Branch. “No child should have to go hungry, and this program helps ensure they don’t.”
Alsco is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, founded in 1889, that was recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry.
Celebrating 130 years of business, Alsco provides linen and workwear rental services to customers that include restaurants, healthcare, automotive industry and industrial facilities. With over 180 locations and more than 20,000 employees, Alsco provides world-class service to over 355,000 customers in 14 countries. Learn more at http://www.alsco.com.
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