By Editor, April 15th, 2010
The food has already started rolling in so it’s looking like the competition is on as we start our 2nd annual Doner Drive (our weeklong food drive). During a time when local food banks are struggling to keep ample amounts of food stocked as they see the largest hunger crisis in their history, everyone here at Doner is coming together to try and help the cause. To make it interesting we’ve thrown in a friendly competition between our Cleveland, Detroit and Newport Beach offices to see which office can bring in the most food. Hats off to Newport Beach who kicked butt last year!
According to a study conducted in November 2009 by the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 49 million people, including 16.7 million children, live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents more than one in seven households in the United States. The food brought in for the Doner Drive will help support a selected food bank located near each office. The organizations include, Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Can we beat last year’s total of 6,525 lbs of food collected? That’s what we’re hoping for! Stay tuned to find out where our totals end up and to see which office has what it takes to collect the most food.