PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – January 15, 2018 – With the help of its clients, BANKW Staffing, LLC worked over the holidays to collect food and money to support the non-profit, ‘End 68 Hours of Hunger,’ which started in New Hampshire in 2011.
There is approximately 68 hours between the free lunch children receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning. The goal behind ‘End 68 Hours of Hunger’ is to provide food to school children over the weekend.
“I’m from Portsmouth, born and raised, and I struggled with food insecurity when I was growing up,” said Nathan Kinley, Recruiting Manager for The Nagler Group, who brought the idea to support ‘End 68 Hours of Hunger’ to the BANKW leadership team. “The ecosystem and industry on the Seacoast is booming, and people don’t think this is happening in New Hampshire. But it is.”
Starting in November and extending through the end of 2017, BANKW Staffing solicited the support of its staff and clients to raise money and generate food donations in support of ‘End 68.’
“This is an organization we’re really proud to be supporting,” said Matt Nagler, Managing Partner at BANKW Staffing. “Not only are we drawn to their mission, but we also love that they have New Hampshire roots, like us. These are children in our schools, who live in our neighborhoods, and we want to end the reality that 68 hours of hunger exists here.”
In total, BANKW Staffing and its client companies donated nearly 3,500 pounds of food. Popular donation items included boxes of macaroni and cheese, cereal and granola bars, and a variety of canned goods. The donations raised will go to support children living and attending school in Wilmington, MA, Dracut, MA, Nashua, NH, Concord, NH, Dover, NH and in Portsmouth.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and operate is in our DNA. New Hampshire and Massachusetts are where our homes are, and it’s where our employees, clients and candidates all live. Anything we can do to make it a better place and to make sure our children have what they need – especially the food they need – we’re going to do,” said Jason Kroll, Managing Partner at BANKW Staffing.
In addition to the food donations, BANKW Staffing also dollar-for-dollar matched the cash donations that were made, totaling $8,300 that will go to ‘End 68 Hours of Hunger.’
“It’s something like every $10.00 raised feeds a kid for 68 hours. So, that’s a lot of kids we’re able to help,” said Kinley. “We’re making a huge impact, and that’s the biggest part for me – is to be able to help those kids who need it, like I did.”
About BANKW Staffing:
Through its portfolio companies, KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, Alexander Technology Group, The Nagler Group and Sales Search Partners, BANKW Staffing, LLC has become the leading regional provider of temporary and direct-hire staffing services in the areas of Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Administrative, Legal, Human Resources and Sales.
BANKW Staffing’s unmatched focus on the local region has made the company a recognized authority on the employment market in New England. Collectively, the portfolio of BANKW Staffing organizations provide the area’s most valued professionals with access to career opportunities, as well as top employers with market-leading access to talent.
This dedication has resulted in consistent regional and national recognition for success and growth since the first BANKW Staffing company was founded in 2005. Recognition includes: Inc. 500, Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” and Business NH Magazine’s “Business of the Year,” to name a few.
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About End 68 Hours of Hunger:
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
This weekend program, established in New Hampshire in 2011, puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend.
To get involved or to learn more about End 68 Hours of Hunger, go to: www.end68hoursofhunger.org.
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Tammy Vigliotti, Marketing Communications Director