During the month of September, Armstrong customers, employees and community partners showed up to help community feeding programs throughout the Armstrong six-state service footprint. A total of 22,321 pounds of food and more than $15,000 in monetary donations will go to help support around 200 community food pantries and soup kitchens in Armstrong neighborhoods.
“Many community food banks are experiencing an increased need for donations this year, in part due to the ongoing pandemic,” said Chip Rowan, community marketing manager with Armstrong. “For four years now our community members have really stepped up to help their neighbors in need and for that we are appreciative.”
This is Armstrong’s fourth year in promoting the Avenge Hunger Month Drive to coincide with Hunger Action Month. Since 2018, Armstrong has collected more than 120,000 pounds of food and nearly $60,000 in donations to share with community food programs as part of its Breaking Bread Initiative. Even though the Avenge Hunger drive is only a month-long program, donations of food and/or money can be dropped off year-round at any local Armstrong office, just look for the Breaking Bread bins.