CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beltone, a global leader in hearing care with more than 1,500 locations in the U.S., today kicked off its third annual Beltone Food Drive to help fight hunger.
Throughout September, people are invited to bring in a non-perishable food item to a participating local Beltone Hearing Center (click here to see list of local participating locations), which will turn in all donations to a local foodbank at the end of the month.
Beltone also will make a financial donation based on all food collected to Feeding America, a non-profit organization providing food assistance to an estimated 46.5 million people annually, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.
Drop-off bins will be in each participating Beltone Hearing Center and at Beltone’s suburban Chicago headquarters. In appreciation of their contribution, Beltone is offering a complimentary hearing screening to all people who donate. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. Those donating food who already wear hearing aids will receive a free pack of batteries. Supporters can also trial the company’s newest hearing aids, Beltone Amaze™.
“We are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, and that doesn’t stop with hearing,” said Stephen Brinkman, Director of Customer Care at Beltone. “With strong ties to our communities, and specifically to seniors, we knew we needed to join the fight to help end hunger. We hope these efforts help jump-start much-needed contributions during a time of year when food bank giving can slow down.”
Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is part of the GN Group. Beltone provides industry-leading products, services and support for its centers that operate in more than 1,500 offices across North America. Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.