OLNEY, MD – For most kids, the weekend is a cherished chance to play outside, socialize with friends and family and take a break from the weekly routine. However, for nearly 44,000 children in Montgomery County, Maryland, the weekend isn’t so glamorous. It’s the only two days out of the week that they do not get their basic nutritional needs met because they aren’t in school to receive their free and reduced meals.
Infiniti HR, a payroll and employee benefits company that helps businesses reduce costs by effectively managing human resource functions, has joined forces with Kids in Need Distributors (KIND) to make this holiday season a bit sweeter. KIND was founded to meet the needs of Montgomery County’s students seven days a week by sending them home with pre-packaged, nutritional snacks.
Infiniti HR has donated the ‘magic number’ that will provide food for one student every weekend for the entire year. The company also plans to get more involved in the future by stocking up on nutritious food at the supermarket, preparing the bags and helping deliver them directly to schools in Montgomery County.
“That’s what this season is all about; helping others,” Infiniti HR CEO Scott Smrkovski said. “We’ve started a ‘go local’ campaign for 2013 and we’re beyond excited to be KIND and help children right here in our community enjoy their weekends without stress, discomfort or anxiety.”
Learn more about how you can help the nonprofit reduce childhood hunger.