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AHFC Helps Blessings in a Backpack Feed Kids on the Weekends

2017-07-11

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Did you know that in the United States alone, more than 16 million children live in food insecure homes? Outside of the free or discounted meals provided at school, these children do not have access to regular meals and can go entire weekends without adequate food.

American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) teamed up with Blessings in a Backpack for the second annual Team Honda National Week of Service to pack 6,000 bags of food for children who might otherwise go hungry on the weekends.  Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that provides food on the weekends to elementary school children across the U.S.

Packing events took place at all AHFC regional offices and at the corporate office in Torrance the week of June 9-18. Associates came together to pack each bag with enough non-perishable foods to feed a child for a weekend, plus a note of encouragement hand-written by AHFC associates.

“Honda for a long time has been driven by doing service in the community. It’s part of our DNA,” said David W. Paul, senior vice president, AHFC. “We are proud to support Blessings in a Backpack.”

For the second year, AHFC associates across the country have worked together on one coordinated service project, maximizing our impact as one Team Honda.

The food will be distributed to local elementary schools and non-profit partners, including The Boys and Girls Club and Salvation Army.

“We are so thankful to be a beneficiary of Honda’s ‘National Week of Service,’” said Brooke Wiseman, CEO, Blessings in a Backpack. “It’s because of partners like AHFC that we can continue with our mission to end childhood hunger.”

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