The past year has been challenging for many people across the State of Arizona. In the spirit of the holidays, ON Advertising felt it was necessary to give back to the community that needs it most. So, in partnership with Peddler’s Son, we launched a canned food drive to benefit the Harvest Compassion Center of North Phoenix. Read our article below to learn more about our canned food initiative.
Arizona is Hungry and Needs Help
According to the Harvest Compassion Center website, 1 in 4 Arizona children and 1 in 5 adults are hungry. Arizona ranks 13th worst in the country in food hardship, with 19.2% of Arizonians not having enough money to provide food for their family throughout the year. The national food hardship rate is 17.2%.
That’s not even accounting for the hardships people have struggled with during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we were fortunate enough to have had a successful year, we knew many others haven’t, so we decided to give back.
In Partnership with Peddler’s Son, We Started a Canned Food Drive
Both companies launched a food drive to help support the Harvest Compassion Center of North Phoenix and its mission in feeding families in need. Nobody should go hungry, especially around the holidays, so our team and clients brought in nonperishable food and supplies to help keep people fed.
Bechét Proto, an ON Advertising Account Executive and lead on this project states, “It’s such a joy to be able to collaborate with our teams in an effort that helps benefit others. In the spirit of the giving season, it’s important to acknowledge the successes we’ve had, and to be able to pay it forward is both rewarding and meaningful. When we donated food to Harvest Compassion Center, there was a line out the door. To see who we are helping makes a small project like this feel like a big difference in the community.”
What Did We Accomplish With Our Canned Food Drive?
We are happy to share that between both ON Advertising and Peddler’s Son, the Harvest Compassion Center of North Phoenix received over 100 pounds of food and supplies. We’re extremely proud of our team and clients for stepping up this year to give back to our community.
Bechét describes the excitement of reaching our goal, “Peddler’s Son has a lot of experience in giving back to the community, and it was inspiring to us to be able to jump in and help. Even with our small team, we ended up filling all of our boxes to meet our goal. If you are willing and able to give back, I highly recommend it because it brings people together and shines light amongst any negativity that might be going on.”
If you’d like to get involved with the Harvest Compassion Center, visit their website and reach out so you can play a part in making a difference.
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