In December 2016, our employees rallied together to help put food on the table for families in need during the holidays. Our digital marketing agency partnered with Feeding America with the goal of raising $10,000 for the organization. We’re proud to announce that Scorpion was able to raise $12,962—enough to provide about 142,582 meals, thanks to Feeding America’s partnerships with farmers, manufacturers, and retailers.
Thank you to everyone who donated to support families across America!
Feeding America shared how impactful donations like these are for the people it serves. Here’s what the organization shared with Scorpion following the fundraiser:
“From playing in the snow to enjoying hot cocoa by the fire, many people enjoy winter and the fun activities it brings. At the same time, however, families in need begin facing a terrible dilemma as temperatures grow colder: Do they buy groceries or turn on the heat? Sixty-nine percent of the households served by the Feeding America network report having to decide whether to pay for utilities, such as heat, or feed their families.
With support from partners like Scorpion, Feeding America helps deliver meals to people struggling to make ends meet. We provide items like fresh produce to millions of families in need so they don’t have to decide whether to heat or eat. Thank you for your compassion as we support people in need this winter. You are helping us move closer to realizing our vision of a hunger-free America.”
Sami Greenland, Vice President of the Project Management Office at Scorpion’s corporate headquarters and coordinator of the fundraiser, said it was a privilege to be able to work with such an admirable organization.
“We are honored that we were able to contribute to the amazing work that Feeding America does each and every day,” Sami said.“Knowing that Scorpion was able to provide warm, healthy meals to people nationwide makes us incredibly happy.”
Partnering with Feeding America to Beat Hunger
According to Feeding America, 42 million people in the U.S. face hunger today, which includes nearly 13 million children and over 5 million seniors. In a country where more than 130 billion pounds of food is wasted each year, there is no reason this should be the case!
As the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, Feeding America partners with businesses, individuals, charities, and government entities to raise funds, collect nourishing food, and provide meals to individuals and families who struggle to put food on the table. In 2016, Feeding America’s network of food banks was able to provide 4 billion meals to 46 million Americans.
We like to give back wherever we can. Our Scorpion Cares division and our employees team up with many charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the year so we can help make our community and the world at large a better place. Read more about what we do through Scorpion Cares!
About the Author
Kylie Patterson currently holds the role of Director of Public Relations at Scorpion, although she has previous experience working with many departments within the company. She spends her time finding new and exciting ways to connect Scorpion both with the local and global community. When she is not at the office, Kylie enjoys dancing, live music, sporting events, and spending time with her black Labradoodle, Royce. She is also a proud graduate, and diehard fan, of the University of California, Los Angeles.