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Kara Hitchens
Senior Specialist, Public and Government Affairs, OH
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TOLEDO, OH - For one week in late August, more than 600 AAA Associates from AAA Club Alliance Inc. registered to track their steps in a company-wide effort to raise money for local food banks. The result was a donation to 14 food banks in locations across the club’s service area.  It is estimated that each donation will provide more than 14,000 meals.

In the Northwest Ohio area, the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank Inc., will receive a $1,400 donation.

“Our original goal was to track one million steps in one week,” said Tom Wiedemann, AAA Club Alliance CEO. “We surpassed that goal in less than 24 hours and set a second goal of seven million steps that was reached before the week was over.”

AAA Stepping Up for Hunger

Length of time: One week

Number of AAA Associates registered: 626

Total number of steps: 22,739,178

Total donation: Approximately 200,000 meals across ACA Club territory

“This community outreach effort has seen an overwhelming amount of participation,” said Amber Zionkowski, Corporate Citizenship Manager. “It goes to show that even in the midst of a pandemic, AAA Associates find ways to give back to the areas where they live and work.”

Donations will take place during the month of October.


AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app ( for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit


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