For the fifth year in a row, our friends at AAA Moving and Storage/Allied Alaska captured the spirit of giving during the middle of summer by holding Christmas in July food drive.
Although most people decide to hold food drives before Thanksgiving and during the holiday season, hunger is a year-round problem that requires a year-round response. The need for donations is especially acute during the summer, when children are on vacation and are no longer receiving breakfast/lunch at school. Families who rely on these programs often turn to their local food bank or pantry to replace those meals.
More than 100,000 people in Alaska are facing hunger every day, including 1 in 6 children. AAA Moving Storage/Allied Alaska has always recognized the urgency of the problem, and that’s why they have made this event an annual tradition. This year, they organized Fill-A-Truck food drives at Walmarts in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Sitka, and Wasilla.
This year’s drive proved to be the most successful to date, as AAA Moving & Storage/Allied Alaska collected 10,161 pounds of food, which is nearly 4,000 lbs more than they collected 2018! That’s enough food to provide more than 8,450 meals to their neighbors in need. All of the donations were delivered to the Food Bank of Alaska.
Thank you to John Lloyd and the whole crew at AAA Moving & Storage/Allied Alaska for your continued support of our fight to end hunger!
If you want to fight hunger in YOUR community, we’d love to help. Let’s start planning a food drive today!