Assurant, Inc., a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases, embarked on the third annual “Turning Miles Into Meals” challenge this April with Move For Hunger.
Assurant first launched the “Turning Miles into Meals” challenge with Move For Hunger in May of 2020 with roughly 160 participants. Since then the challenge & number of the participants has grown to over 2,300 Assurant employees across the world, coming together to collectively complete more than 150,000 miles of activity.
The Assurant Foundation donated $1 to Move For Hunger for each mile completed by their employees, and the total donation will help provide over 380,000 meals to families and individuals facing hunger and food insecurity in the United States. From April 4 to May 1, 2022, participants completed weekly and daily challenges to keep them motivated during the event. The initiative concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize the group’s efforts and to present Move For Hunger with a charitable donation.
“Our teams always enjoy participating in the Turning Miles into Meals Challenge with Move For Hunger, coming together to strengthen the communities where we operate,” said Ryan Lumsden, President, Multi-Family Housing. “Move For Hunger’s mission and goals heavily align with our own, which makes this a very valuable partnership.”
Assurant Global Housing employees exceeded all expectations and goals throughout the 2022 “Turning Miles Into Meals” challenge. Here are some more fun numbers:
- Over 2,300 Assurant employees around the world participated
- There were 29 different employee teams
- Over 320 million steps completed
- An average of 1,000 hours of activity were logged per day
- Over 70 miles on average completed by each team member
“The dedication and passion we see every year from employees at Assurant never fails to impress us,” said Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “It’s not every day we come across a large enterprise supported by so many employees advocating for these important community initiatives.”
Assurant’s hard work in the fight against hunger doesn’t go unnoticed, with Assurant being recognized as one of our 2021 Partners of the Year! Interested in getting your company involved? Check out our virtual employee engagement opportunities!