Giving back continues to be a large part of our recent Get It Right Campaign. To make sure we are giving back, we are getting involved in our local community.

Loaves & FishesOur MarComm Team volunteers quarterly at Loaves & Fishes, a local food pantry. While there, they discovered that some 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In DuPage County, Illinois, where Peerless-AV is located, 9.1% of residents are not assured of three daily meals. This is why we’ve partnered with Loaves & Fishes to host a Food Drive throughout the month of October.

During the 2014 Fiscal Year, Loaves & Fishes provided over three million pounds of groceries to local families. We have discovered that if every employee brings in a single canned good or household item, we will provide enough supplies to provide assistance to 47 families in need.

We will be encouraging all employees to give back by donating unopened canned food for those in need. Our goal is to raise 200 pounds of food in 31 days! We are also encouraging employees to donate unopened household items, such as diapers or household cleaners.

Our team is going to do as much as they can to provide meals and supplies for local families in need. To assist even further, we will be hosting internal fundraisers including a bake sale, and, “Jeans Day.” This is a day where we encourage employees to wear jeans for $5, and all proceeds will go directly to the food pantry.

If you are local to the Aurora area and are interested in participating, please stop by our office at 2300 White Oak Circle, Aurora with your donation. Every bit helps!

For more information on Loaves & Fishes, visit http://www.loaves-fishes.org