Direct Selling Company Continues Commitment to Fight Child Hunger by Providing 1,500,000 Meals in 2015
Concord, NC – March 23 2015 – ACN, Inc., the world's largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services, has officially named Food Banks Canada as its hunger partner in Canada. ACN is extending its commitment to fighting child hunger with its Project Feeding Kids campaign. Through Project Feeding Kids, ACN’s Independent Business owners (IBOs) can help fight childhood hunger in Canada simply by doing what they are already doing – building their home-based businesses.
Food Banks Canada’s mission is to relieve hunger in Canada every day while creating longer-term solutions to prevent hunger tomorrow. The organization supports a diverse network of 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks across the country. For over 20 years, ACN has supported a long and ever-growing list of charities around the world, with their efforts concentrated on those directly impacting children. With this partnership, the company has pledged to help provide 1.5 million meals for kids in need in 2015. Every time someone becomes an ACN customer, a meal is donated. And every time those customers pay their select ACN bills each month, another meal is donated. In short, consumers will have an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life by purchasing services they are already using and paying for anyway. “By simply doing what we do best – marketing services to consumers that they are already using and spending money on anyway – we can feed children in need right here in Canada,” said ACN Co-Founder Robert Stevanovski. “And we can’t think of a better partner than Food Banks Canada. By leveraging our IBOs with their incredible reach, together we can do even more good.” Close to 850,000 Canadians turn to food banks for assistance each and every month in Canada, with close to 40% being children. Food Banks Canada and its network serves approximately 85% of people accessing essential food programs nationwide. “Thank you to ACN for making a commitment to addressing child hunger in Canada,” said Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. “Our partnership will make a significant impact by ensuring fewer children will go to bed hungry.” ACN will donate one meal any time someone becomes a customer of the following services: ACN Digital Phone Service, ACN High Speed Internet, ACN Local and Long Distance, Wireless, Energy, Security and Automation, Television, ACN DigitalTalk® Express Business Phone Services and Payment Processing. ACN will also donate one meal each time a customer pays their bill for the following services each month: ACN Digital Phone Service, ACN High Speed Internet, ACN Local and Long Distance, and ACN DigitalTalk® Express. For more information about the ACN, Inc. and Food Bank Canada partnership to help feed more kids in need, visit www.acncanada.ca. About ACN Inc. Founded in 1993, ACN is the world's largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy, and other essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including phone service, wireless, energy, payment processing, television, security and automation and high speed Internet. ACN operates in 24 countries with offices located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For information on ACN's home-based business opportunity, visit http://www.acncanada.ca. About Food Banks Canada Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory that assists close to 850,000 Canadians each month. Together our network shares over 200 million pounds of essential safe quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit foodbankscanada.ca for more information.