Jun 14, 2011

UFCW Feeding the Hungry Tour 2011

UFCW is one of the many organizations presenting Al Roker's charity, Lend a Hand TODAY, with items it needs to continue supporting local charities. For the tenth year, Roker is beginning his week long trip across America with the Lend a Hand TODAY charity. On each stop across the nation, Roker (and scores of volunteers) gives a deserving charity a truck full of essential goods and supplies to help them help their communities. UFCW's Feeding the Hungry Program has partnered with Lend a Hand TODAY to help make this years donations an even bigger success!

The tour started off June 13th in Anchorage, AK. The members and staff of UFCW Local 1496 started their day at 2 a.m. to give the Food Bank of Alaska the protein that was raised for them. Lend a Hand TODAY also donated recreational supplies and equipment (kayaks, water guns, basketballs, etc.). Monday's drop off was a huge success!

Day two took the tour to Las Vegas, NV, where the members and staff of UFCW Local 711 helped deliver 120,000 servings of protein to the Culinary Training Academy at 4 a.m.

Spreading support to all corners of America, the UFCW Feeding the Hungry Tour in partnership with Lend a Hand TODAY will be heading out again to give more local charities supplies. To the members and staff of UFCW and all the volunteers, we give you a big thank you for the early mornings and for all the hard work!

UFCW's Feeding the Hungry program, a joint venture with Smithfield, is a three-year, multi-city, coast to coast effort to donate and deliver more than 20 million servings of protein to food banks. To learn more about the program, visit UFCW.org.

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