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.
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