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15 Jul

Have You Thought About Food Insecurity in Your Community?

Well, we do here at First Impression Ironworks.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to forget that there is a growing number of people in our own community that don’t have enough to eat. According to a study published in 2020 by the US Department of Agriculture, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans are food insecure. This equates to upwards of 50 million Americans – including 17 million children – that go hungry each day. That is why our First Impression Ironworks team takes community outreach so seriously. We choose local charity organizations and food banks to contribute our time and effort to every year!

Group of First Impression Ironworks employees, standing together at Midwest Food Bank

This past month, we chose to support Midwest Food Bank in their efforts to combat food insecurity in our local Phoenix area. We had a diverse turnout of First Impression Engineers, Fabricators, Field Operators, Customer Care representatives, and even our CEO, who all enthusiastically volunteered their time to prep around 6,400 bags of food for hungry families!

Midwest Food Bank Logo

Midwest Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and essential supplies to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. Charity Navigator has given Midwest Food Bank their highest four-star overall score and rating. Midwest Food Bank of Arizona serves over 300 agency partners from their warehouse in Gilbert and a satellite distribution in Tucson. They serve agency partners in multiple counties across Arizona and into parts of Southern California. The goods they deliver to agency partners help to supplement the food supply for families and individuals across our country, aiding those whose resources are beyond stretched.

“First Impression wants to make a positive difference by supporting our local partners and embracing community values with our teamwork. We are thrilled to do this as a team and give back to our community. Here’s to building hope through our time, energy, and smiles. We are so proud of our team and love that we can do something great for the community.”

– Shannon Peterson, Director of Customer Care

If you’d like to volunteer at the Midwest Food Bank, click here to learn more! There are also donation opportunities for you here. This is your chance to support a local charity organization during these unprecedented times. We feel honored to be a small part of the effort to make a positive difference for those in need.