Boosterthon Packages 160,000 Outreach Meals with DIY Kits
ATLANTA, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This weekend Boosterthon hosted its annual giveback initiative called “A Million Students Strong.” It celebrated the collective impact of more than one million students across the country by donating to food banks in local communities. Booster team members, school leaders and their families packed 160,000 meals in select cities across America on the same day.
Throughout the academic year, every time a class reached $30 per lap in its Boosterthon Fun Run, Boosterthon pledged to provide three meals to local individuals in need, with the goal of providing 160,000 meals across the country and raising awareness about hunger in U.S. communities.
“Part of Boosterthon’s mission is to help make every city thrive,” says Chris Carneal, Founder and CEO of Boosterthon. “That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to join arms with students, parents, teachers and school leadership to pack meals that will go directly to kids and families in the cities we live in and serve. Not only are we strengthening our cities, but we are strengthening each other in the process.”
“This is the first time in Outreach’s history that multiple meal packaging events occurred in many different cities with one organization,” said Outreach Founder Floyd Hammer. “We were so pleased to collaborate with Boosterthon to engage volunteers in fun events that feed hungry people in their communities. We were honored to be included and a part of this giveback day and want to thank Boosterthon and all of the students nationwide who ran thousands of laps to raise money for these meals. We appreciate their compassion and desire to make a difference.”
Boosterthon raises much-needed funds for schools across America while offering students a unique fitness, leadership and character education program. Throughout its 16-year history, Boosterthon has raised more than $155 million for schools. For more information about the “A Million Students Strong” event, visit http://facebook.com/Boosterthon.
About the Boosterthon Fun Run
The Boosterthon Fun Run is a national fundraising program that promotes fitness, leadership, and character and partners with more than 1,900 schools each year. Since its founding in 2001, Boosterthon has raised schools more than $155 million and reimagined an industry that relied on students selling products door-to-door. Through Boosterthon, students benefit from a fun, interactive program that makes a positive impact on schools and develops leaders. On average, Boosterthon Fun Run schools increase profits by 70 percent compared to traditional product-sale fundraisers. For more information, visit boosterthon.com.
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