AIT-Chicago Co-workers Pitch In to Feed Starving Children
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (September 10, 2015) – In July and August a diverse contingent of Itasca, Illinois co-workers participated in packing sessions for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The charity has a packing center in the nearby suburb of Schaumburg, just 15 minutes away from the offices in Itasca.
Approximately 20 AIT co-workers joined together with other volunteers from around the area in July to pack 88 boxes of food that will feed 52 hungry children for an entire year. Last month, the AIT contingent swelled to nearly 30 co-workers, friends and family. Their combined efforts with the others in attendance led to 69 boxes packed.
The ongoing effort has been spearheaded by members of the Regulatory Affairs team, but the turnout has been from an array of AIT departments. Co-workers from Claims, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, MIS, Operations and Perishables have united to demonstrate how AIT Cares while enjoying each other's company outside of the workplace.
The next session is being held on September 16 and 27 individuals have already registered to represent AIT. "It's very exciting to see more people signing up to participate every month," said a Regulatory Affairs team member. "FMSC is a great team-building activity and a wonderful way to help reach our company goal of five charity hours per AIT co-worker."
About Feed My Starving Children
A non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries, where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and other building blocks of healthy communities. FMSC has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for ten years in a row and 92% of total annual donations are spent directly on feeding the hungry.
Feed My Starving Children is part of AIT Cares - an initiative celebrating co-worker efforts to give back to the communities where we live and work.