Our theme for May was one of our 4Cs: Compassion. FTI had chosen to support Food Banks for our May company-wide effort with that theme in mind. This will be our 2nd annual May All Be Fed food drive. Starting back on May 9th to May 31st, the FTI 4th C (Charity outreach of FTI) ran the “May All Be Fed” campaign. Each of our offices chose a Food Bank to support.
The need is great, food banks across the country are serving 55 percent more people now than before the pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, it is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans could face hunger. That’s roughly 42 million people in the United States, including 13 million children, who may face hunger in 2022. Because of the ongoing effects of the pandemic and rising inflation rates in our economy, millions of people are visiting food banks and many of them are getting help for the first time. Our neighbors who previously had stable incomes have now lost jobs or had their hours cut back. As food banks are stepping up to put food on the table for those who need it during this uncertain time, we want to be to help them have the supplies they need to meet this great need.
We are excited that we raised over $38,000 in support of a number of various food pantries.