Armstrong Completes Fifth Annual Avenge Hunger Campaign

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Armstrong has completed its fifth annual Avenge Hunger Month to provide much needed resources to over 200 community feeding programs companywide.

During September, Armstrong customers, employees and community partners raised over 3,500 pounds of food and more than $2,000 that will be provided to Second Harvest Food Bank and Youngstown Gleaners.

In announcing the result, Armstrong thanked Sparkle Markets, Giant Eagle in Canfield, Nemenz IGA, Davis Family YMCA, HMS Manufacturing, Canfield Healthcare Center, Gateways to Better Living, The Glista Agency, High Octane Coffee, Mercy Health Foundation, Home Builders Association, Eastwood Mall, Kufleitner Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram, Livi Steel, Boardman Rotary and all of the community that donated to Avenge Hunger.

Through the annual Avenge Hunger Month drive, Armstrong has collected over 135,000 pounds of food and $73,000 in monetary donations over the past five years. Avenge Hunger Month also helps to increase awareness of Armstrong’s Breaking Bread initiative to stock local food pantries and soup kitchens for the busy fall and winter seasons.

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 all year at the North Lima office, 9328 Woodworth Road.

“With the rising cost of food, it makes purchasing necessary groceries an even greater burden on families. Now is the time to put forth the extra effort to give to people in the Mahoning Valley who need an extra boost”, said Greg Rhoton, Armstrong community marketing and local programming manager.

The Breaking Bread initiative started in 2010. It is a four-pronged approach to giving; providing food, money, time, and awareness.

Most importantly, Armstrong raises awareness about the need for food in the community. Armstrong has donated thousands of branded commercials to promote this need in our communities, as well as via social media, email, and the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel.

SOURCE: Armstrong.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.