Doubletree Hotels and the United Nations World Food Program have teamed up to motivate students to help fight hunger this holiday season by collecting food for local food banks in the United States and raising funds for hunger relief operations abroad.
The Community Drive to Fight World Hunger campaign is part of Doubletree’s Teaching Kids to CARE community outreach program which raises awareness about social and environmental issues. Food drive collection activities will take place at participating Doubletree Hotels in more than 125 cities worldwide until Dec. 18. All of the food items the kids collect will be presented to local food banks rescue missions and mobile meal delivery programs. Doubletree has pledged to contribute five cents for every non-perishable food item donated to Friends of the World Food Program. Funds will be donated exclusively to WFP’s school meals program which provides meals to more than 20 million of the world’s poorest schoolchildren each year.
“Our hope is that participants will gain a sense of the scope of the hunger crisis and their role in addressing it through hands-on donation and fundraising efforts ” Mary Beth Parks vp-brand marketing at Doubletree Hotels told Buzz. “This reinforces Doubletree’s mission of supporting and enhancing educational efforts for youth worldwide and engaging Teachings Kids to CARE participants in actively supporting academic aspirations through the power of community outreach.”