Georgia Company Gives Back to Local Communities to Celebrate 100 Years in Business
Yancey Bros. Co. helps feed Georgia and Dump Hunger
AUSTELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over the past 100 years, Yancey Bros. Co. has helped its customers build Georgia, and to celebrate this outstanding milestone the employees and families of Yancey Bros. Co. are giving back to Georgia communities with a food and fund drive called Dump Hunger.
“As we reflect on our 100 years in business, we recognize that our company would not be where it is today without the many people who have built the great state of Georgia”
Dump Hunger is a state-wide food drive running through the company’s 30 branch locations with local food banks in 20 different Georgia communities for 2 weeks. Starting today, Yancey Bros. Co. will be collecting donations at their store locations around the state. They will also be taking donations online at their website – www.dumphunger.org.
“As we reflect on our 100 years in business, we recognize that our company would not be where it is today without the many people who have built the great state of Georgia,” said President and Chairman Jim Stephenson. “We want to give back to the communities who have supported us for the past 100 years, and help grow Georgia and the families that make it great.”
Yancey Bros. Co. has helped its customers build Georgia’s landmarks, cities, roads, ports and communities. In 2014, the company, started by two brothers and still family-owned, celebrates 100 years in business. Yancey Bros. Co. plans to commemorate its history and its customers’ accomplishments and look to the future throughout the year. Yancey Bros. Co. has created a 100th Anniversary website - www.webuildgeorgia.com, where the stories and history of Yancey Bros. Co. and their customers live.
Surprising Facts about Hunger in Georgia
- One in Four children in Georgia are at risk of going hungry
- 18.9% of Georgians (1 in 5) are food insecure meaning they don’t always know where they will find their next meal. This is well above the national average of 15.9%
- 28.1% of children in Georgia (1 in 4) or 700,780 children have been hungry without access to food in one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
- 29% of food insecure children in Georgia live in households above 185% of poverty and likely ineligible for any federal food nutrition programs. These are children of working families.
- Summer is the greatest need for nutritious meals and snacks as donations are low during these months.