In the United States, one out of six children live in a food insecure household, which means they do not always know where they will find their next meal. Hunger also has a negative effect on children's learning ability.
During IAM's 56th Annual Meeting in October, the IAM Young Professionals group took part in a Corporate Social Responsibility experience to give back to the local community by assembling 180 weekend food backpacks filled with healthful foods for the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The YPs worked with Impact 4 Good , an organization that focuses on teambuilding programs that give back to community. For this event, the 100 participants were separated into 15 teams. Following a fun and exciting digital trivia challenge using tablet technology, participants prepared assembly lines that would enable them to efficiently pack the weekend food backpacks for donation, each with a "message of encouragement" for the child who would receive the pack.