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Sep 17, 2010

When you think of poverty-stricken cities, Grand Rapids, Michigan isn’t one that comes to mind, but the years between 2000- 2008 proved otherwise. According to a study by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) a 19.4 percent food hardship rate existed in Grand Rapids – that’s higher than Detroit (18.8 percent) and Chicago (17.4 percent)!

Since 2003, we’ve partnered with Kids’ Food Basket (KFB), a local organization that delivers sack suppers, to attack childhood hunger. By reassessing resources and formulating a new “lean” standard work procedure, KFB has been able to increase the number of meals made each hour from 88 to 800.

We’re proud to announce that Amway and KFB have been selected as one of five finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Corporate Citizenship Awards, Partnership category. As an online people’s choice award, the winner of this category will be determined by you! We encourage you to read our story, spread the news and vote!

Thanks to Katie Blough for helping with this post. -JH

  • 1 Comment

    • Tom Wood says:

      This is the coolest thing! What a blessing to these kids.

      I am so proud to work for a company who looks at the world not just as a bunch of nameless faces but real people with real lives and real hopes and dreams. You could say, Amway sees the world one by one.

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