In early 2017, Diet Direct set to take on an important corporate social mission to give back and help those in need. We partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Their nationwide network is helping address startling statistics on hunger in America, today. 42 million Americans (1 in 8) and 13 million children (1 in 6) are impacted by food insecurity. Children, seniors, ethnic groups, and rural communities have been left out of the economic recovery and hit hardest.
What We're Doing to Help in This Cause
The reality is that almost no one is immune. Sudden unemployment or a serious medical condition can quickly lead to difficulty in meeting needs for nourishing food. This includes almost 35,000 in just the area around Wilmington, NC, where our employees work and live. It's why we're committing to help aid in the fight to end hunger on two fronts:
- Through our partnership with Feeding America, we're providing 2 meals* for every box of WonderSlim purchased through February 18, 2018. In just six months, our "Feel Wonderful. Give Back." initiative has already helped provide over 650,000 meals*. Our goal is to provide at least 1.3 million total meals during the campaign. Learn how to join this mission, here.
- Once a month, Diet Direct is committing to provide an employee volunteer opportunity at a local, Feeding America-affiliated food bank. Employees at every level, including the Founder and CEO, will be participating in various events.
Team Kicks Off Monthly Volunteer Night at Local Food Bank
We have a company mantra that says "small teams can do BIG things." From working hard to giving back, our employees are known for spending countless hours serving the local community. A recent July volunteering event was no exception. We are thrilled about the great turnout at the local Wilmington branch of The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Our team met up after hours, helping unpack and sort donated foods in the warehouse.
The Food Bank provides meals for those at risk of hunger in 34 surrounding counties and has for over 35 years. They serve 636,920 people in need in the area, which is almost 17% of the the total population.
We are proud all of the employee volunteers who give back and excited for future service outings like this in the coming months.
How to Get Involved
Would you like to support this initiative and get involved fighting hunger in the areas of North Carolina the Food Bank serves? Then find out more about volunteering, donating, fundraising, holding a food drive and more on their website, here. Or, get involved nationally with Feeding America, here.
*2 meals is the monetary equivalent of $0.18. $0.09 helps provide 1 meal secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. WonderSlim guarantees a minimum of 1,333,334 meals (monetary equivalent of $120,000) to Feeding America® and member food banks from 02/15/2017 to 02/14/2018.