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CHOICE! ENERGY SERVICES LAUNCHES ‘MEAL FOR DEAL’ CAMPAIGN TO GIVE BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITY
Choice! Partners with Houston Food Bank to Donate Meals for Hungry Families
HOUSTON (May 16, 2017) – Choice! Energy Services will launch its first ‘Meal for Deal’ campaign in partnership with the Houston Food Bank to raise awareness and funds to help feed hungry families in the Houston area.
The “Meal for Deal” campaign is an effort for Choice! to close monthly energy consulting deals with clients looking to reduce energy costs within their organization. Choice! will donate a portion of its monthly sales revenue to the Houston Food Bank to provide meals to those in need.
The campaign will kick off with a volunteer opportunity at Houston Food Bank’s Portwall Warehouse on June 2, 2017. Choice!’s staff will inspect, sort and repackage donated food items to help distribute meals to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat.
“This campaign builds upon the long-standing commitment of our team in support of causes that strengthen our community,” Kiki Dikmen, Managing Partner at Choice! said. “We’re proud to partner with Houston Food Bank, an organization that sets the standard in our community when it comes to tackling the issues of hunger. Together, we can make the strongest possible impact in the lives of the millions of adults and children who deal with the issue of food insecurity in the community where we operate our business.”
Choice! has set ostentatious goals for its 2017 campaign. Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual. Through “Meal for Deal,” Choice! will help secure 1,260 meals a month, which totals approximately 15,000 meals a year.
According to Houston Food Bank, they fed 800,000 hungry people last year by distributing food through nearly 600 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties. The Houston Food Bank also streamlines services and helps clients access the information, resources and tools they need to become more self-sufficient. These services include free health screenings, health-education classes and helping them connect to the health care system.
“Thousands of families in our community depend on the Houston Food Bank to maintain a reasonable quality of life,” Dikmen said. “Those individuals are depending on us to mobilize local resources to provide the vital services they depend on.”
Choice! Energy Services Retail LP, a Houston-based energy advisory and utility management company, was established in 2002 upon the deregulation of the Texas electricity market. Today, Choice! Energy Services is a full-service technology enabled energy management solutions company with several nationwide offices, a global reach and a complete suite of energy management services supported by in-house facility intelligence solutions.
The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Food Bank distributes 79 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief charities in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse at 535 Portwall, where we also prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in our new state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen. We rescue food before it reaches the landfill through our Retail Pickup program with area grocery stores. Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs, and food stamp application assistance. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.