Wichita, Kansas- Foundation Financial Group has announced that employees from its Wichita Retail Branch Office, located at 11333 E. Kellogg Avenue #300, will be collecting nonperishable food donations during their annual holiday cookie exchange. FFG’s food drive will support the Salvation Army.
“Getting the team together to share delicious desserts is a great way to celebrate the holidays, and incorporating a donation drive just felt right,” said Bobbi Joe Dixon, FFG event coordinator. “Collecting food for the hungry is a responsible way to support the Wichita community.”
The entire Wichita Retail Branch Office is planning on attending the holiday cookie exchange, and friends and family have also been invited. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Like most cookie exchanges, participants are asked to share batches of and recipes for their favorite homemade holiday treats. This year though, FFG employees have added a philanthropic twist: attendees should bring nonperishable food donations as well. Cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, and easy-to-prepare desserts are some of the suggested donation items.
According to Feeding America, hunger is a reality for one in six people living in the United States. In 2012, 49 million people in the U.S. struggled with food insecurity, which is a measure of food deprivation within households. Food insecurity negatively impacts Americans every day, including children, hard-working adults, and senior citizens who lack consistent, essential nourishment.
The Salvation Army partners with corporations like Foundation Financial Group to feed the hungry in soup kitchens, sit-down meal programs, food pantries, mobile meals, and community gardens across the nation. The nonprofit estimates that just 22 cents can provide a meal for one person. The Salvation Army assists homeless people of all ages, as well as struggling individuals, and families who require extra assistance.
“Foundation Financial Group makes philanthropy part of our corporate mission because we all want to help make the world a better place,” continued Dixon. “We volunteer and fundraise throughout the year, but there is something special about giving during this time of year. Supporting those in need embodies the holiday spirit and is the secret ingredient for a sweeter holiday season.”
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors, the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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