Thanksgiving is all about sharing your abundance with others, and our new partners over at AmericanEagle.com decided to do just that by holding a food drive and fundraiser leading up to the holiday.
From November 4-22, the American Eagle team was asked to bring in donations of non-perishable, Thanksgiving-themed food — stuffing, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. — to their office in Des Plaines, IL. Employees could also contribute to the effort by making a donation to support Move For Hunger.
To say the event was a success would be an understatement! American Eagle donated 280 lbs. of food — which will provide 230 meals to their neighbors in need! All of the donations were delivered to Des Plaines Food Pantry, courtesy of our friends at Hollander Storage and Moving.
Additionally, a grand total of $784 was donated, which will help us provide nearly 2,000 meals to people who are facing hunger.
Nearly 1.4 million people in Illinois are food insecure, including 1 in 9 children. A huge THANK YOU to our new partners at Americaneagle.com for joining our fight to end hunger!