Armstrong Avenges Hunger with Food, Monetary Donations
BOARDMAN, Ohio – Armstrong’s third annual Avenge Hunger Month resulted in the collection of 16,167 pounds of food and $17,646 in monetary donations.
“Locally, we participated in that total with 3,200 pounds of food donated and a little over $5,600 in monetary donations,” says Greg Rhoton, community marketing and local programming manager.
Through three years of the company’s Avenge Hunger campaign, Armstrong has conducted the campaign, community-feeding programs have received nearly 100,000 pounds of food and $43,000 in donations, he reports.
COVID-19 has resulted in Second Harvest Food Bank and other food pantries to experience an extreme shortage of resources and more families requiring assistance. This year has been challenging,” he says.
Rhoton expressed appreciation for local partners: Sparkle Markets, Giant Eagle of Canfield and Poland, Lordstown Motors, Molly Maid, Mercy Health, Valor Recovery Center, Eastwood Mall, DJV Carpet, Stadium GM, Chili’s, Austintown, Boardman and Woodworth Parks, “and all of the incredible people that donated to Avenge Hunger,” he says.
Avenge Hunger Month also increases awareness of Armstrong’s Breaking Bread initiative to stock local food pantries and soup kitchens including Second Harvest Food Bank for their busy fall and winter seasons.
“Armstrong has been a consistent supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for years. Every year they are doing something to get the message out and raise food and money all year long for hunger,” says Mike Iberis, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.
While September, National Hunger Action Month, receives the most attention, Breaking Bread is a year-round initiative. Donations of food or money can be dropped off during business hours at the Armstrong office, 9328 Woodworth Road in North Lima.
The Breaking Bread initiative is celebrating 10 years of supporting community-feeding programs in areas where Armstrong provides service.
Armstrong provides high-speed ZOOM Internet with Enhanced Wi-Fi, advanced television powered by EXP, and telephone services to residential and commercial customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky.
Pictured at top: Greg Rhoton and a member of the National Guard unload food collected during Armstrong’s Avenge Hunger campaign. Rhoton is community marketing and local programming manager for Armstrong.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.