Nissan: Nissan donates $20,000, conducts proffer day for Mississippi Food Network’s BackPack Program

Posted on 25. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • The BackPack Program provides dishes to students during risk of experiencing craving on weekends and during propagandize vacations.
  • Since 2006, Nissan has donated scarcely $80,000 to a Mississippi Food Network.
  • Nissan employees fabricated some-more than 800 dish kits on Nov 22.

CANTON, Miss. – Today Nissan announced a $20,000 concession to a Mississippi Food Network as partial of a ongoing support for Mississippi children in need. The supports will be used to enhance a organization’s BackPack Program for students in facile by girl high school. In serve to a financial contribution, that will account 4,000 trek meals, employees from a Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton finished some-more than 800 dish kits for a module on Nov 22 as partial of a Nissan day of service.

The BackPack Program is a national beginning that was launched by Feeding America. It provides inspired children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare dishes and snacks for a times when they do not have entrance to breakfast and lunch during school—on weekends and during vacations. The Mississippi Food Network’s module now serves 1,090 children during 25 participating sites any week, and Nissan’s grant will support a placement of dishes during Operation Upward, a non-profit in Jackson, Miss.

“Far too many children in Mississippi are during risk of going inspired any week. School dishes are an vicious partial of a solution, though they are not accessible any day. That is because a BackPack Program is so important, and supporters like Nissan capacitate us to assistance some-more kids,” pronounced Charles H. Beady, CEO of a Mississippi Food Network.

Since 2006, Nissan has donated scarcely $80,000 to a Mississippi Food Network. More than 98 percent of a contributions have left to a BackPack Program, and they have saved 15,800 meals. This year, Nissan doubled a grant to $20,000, that will concede Operation Upward to boost a series of students it serves any week from 60 to 120.

To serve allege a Mississippi Food Network’s goal of relieving poverty-related craving in Mississippi, Nissan employees fabricated 800 dish kits in a non-profit’s newly renovated make-up room on Nov 22. They were a initial proffer organisation to ever arrange kits for a organization, donating their time so that a organization’s supports go farther.

“The group during Nissan Canton is always fervent to support a Mississippi Food Network, Operation Upward and a vicious work they are doing in a community,” pronounced Steve Marsh, clamp boss of manufacturing, Nissan Canton. “We are shamed to play a purpose in a efforts to safeguard that no child practice hunger.” 

Since a Canton public plant non-stop in 2003, Nissan and a employees have awarded some-more than $12 million in grants, scholarships and in-kind gifts to free organizations opposite Mississippi, with an importance on improving a lives of children. Nissan employees also give their time, volunteering in classrooms and with nonprofits focused on girl growth and education.

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