FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canteen Southeast Division and AMIkids Inc. Announce Fundraising Campaign
800 Aveune C markets across North Carolina, South Carolina & Florida to raise funds
TAMPA, Fla., April 28, 2017 – Canteen Southeast Division, a division of Canteen, and AMIKids Inc., have announced a fundraising campaign to support programming for at-risk children in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
Canteen Southeast Division will earmark 800 Avenue C markets, and place stickers on those markets, highlighting the campaign. During the months of May and June, Canteen Southeast Division will donate 75 cents to AMIkids Inc when customers purchase pre-selected food items from the identified markets.
“We are thrilled that Canteen has chosen AMIKids for this campaign. The majority of the kids we serve come from impoverished backgrounds, and we do all that we can to support their mind, body and spirit to help them find a brighter future,” says O.B. Stander, CEO, AMIkids Inc. “The funds raised during this campaign will go a long way in helping support our kids and their growth as individuals.”
“We believe we have a social responsibility to support our communities,” said Canteen Regional Director, Sandy Goodson. “AMIkids does an incredible job influencing future generations to ensure they are on the right track. This partnership as well as the donation to AMI Kids will make a meaningful impact to all those involved, especially children’s education, hunger and health.”
“Canteen is proud to partner with AMIkids to help at-risk youth achieve a brighter tomorrow and build better communities,” said Division President, Steve Luccia. “It is heartwarming to read the success stories of troubled kids who have received support from AMIkids and gone on to become great adults.”
About AMI Kids:
AMIkids is a national nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth with 44 local programs in nine states throughout the country. Since 1969, AMIkids has empowered more than 135,000 boys and girls from across the nation, helping to transform their lives and guide them towards a bright future. For more information, visit: AMIkids.org.
Canteen is the only national vending operating company and the largest in the US, operating 200 branches across the country. Based in Charlotte, NC, Canteen is an operating company of Compass Group North America, the leading foodservice and support services company with $16 billion in revenues in 2016. www.canteen.com