DALLAS, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the month of May, ACE Cash Express (ACE), a Populus Financial Group brand, raised $7,987 for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) during ACE’s annual fundraising event, the Give A Little Campaign. The money raised paid for 33,280 meals for children experiencing hunger. According to the World Food Programme, the food assistance branch of the United Nations, up to 828 million people went hungry in 2021 – 46 million people more than a year earlier and 150 million people more than 2019.
ACE employees not only raised money for FMSC, but also volunteered their time. During the packing session, our volunteers packed MannaPack meals that consisted of vitamins, rice, veggies, and protein. After two hours, our team packed 12,096 meals, enough to feed 33 children every day for a year.
“We are proud to support Feed My Starving Children,” said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Populus Financial Group. “Thanks to our employees’ hard-work and our customers’ donations, children experiencing hunger will now have a meal to eat.”
Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987 and their mission is to feed every child until all are fed. The cost of one meal is less than 25 cents and allows a child to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential. Last year, FMSC produced over 398 million meals for children in need.
“We at Feed My Starving Children appreciate ACE Cash Express feeding kids through volunteering their time and by donating”, said Hillary Coyle, Development Advisor at Feed My Starving Children. “Since FMSC meals are packed primarily by volunteers, ACE Cash Express has helped to empower communities around the world to move from relief to development.”
Nationally, the 2022 Give A Little Campaign raised more than $164,000 for local chapters of charities across the country including AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, American Red Cross, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding America’s Local Food Banks and Homes For Our Troops. This fundraiser is a part of the ACE Community Fund, ACE’s charitable-giving program, which has donated more than $16 million since its inception in 2004 to organizations in communities where ACE operates.
About Populus Financial Group
Populus Financial Group™ provides financial services through its family of brands including ACE Cash Express®, ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card, Flare Account® and Porte™. Populus Financial Group delivers a broad range of financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, card services, check cashing, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. Visit PopulusFinancial.com for more information.
About Feed My Starving Children
Feeding kids. Feeding spirits. Empowering communities.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC meals are packed primarily by volunteers, then sent to a network of partner organizations that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. FMSC MarketPlace™ supports local artisans, paying a fair wage for handcrafted goods and using the retail profits to fund more meals for kids around the world. Since our founding in 1987, FMSC has shipped over 3 billion meals to more than 100 countries. Learn more at fmsc.org.
SOURCE Populus Financial Group Inc.