TROY — In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 17.4 million of U.S. households were food insecure at some point during that year.
In an effort to fight hunger in the communities it serves this holiday season, TCC, a Verizon wireless retailer, has announced that 550 of its stores will be collecting canned and boxed foods from customers and community members to provide to local partnering food banks.
Through its second annual “Stop the Hunger” campaign, participating TCCstores across the U.S. are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food items from through Dec. 14. Each store has a goal of donating 50 pounds of food, which will be delivered to local hunger relief organizations nationwide on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
The participating store in Troy is located at: 1833 W. Main St., Troy.
“We are very excited to see the impact this campaign will have on our local food banks and families,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC. “With 1 in 5 children struggling with hunger, we want to do our part to ensure that as many children as possible do not have to go hungry this holiday season.”
Stop the Hunger is one of TCC’s four annual Culture of Good initiatives. Other programs include donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children, giving supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the U.S. andvolunteering time to improve the environment.
To learn more about the company, visit www.TCCRocks.com. Consumers can connect with TCC on social media at http://www.facebook.com/tcctalkand @TCCTalk on Twitter.
Learn more about TCC’s “Culture of Good” by visitingwww.cultureofgood.com.