As Mission 500 brings its Feeding America campaign to a close, it would like to recognise the countless individuals that stepped up to the “plate” to help feed families across America. Mission 500 launched its Feeding America Million Meal Challenge campaign in late March with Hikvision USA leading the charge in helping to match the first US$5,000 donations made. That match was kicked off by George Fletcher and a few other industry leaders in a Buzz Challenge that went viral. Our volunteers offered up their hair, moustache and beard for the opportunity to give back to a country in need. Mission 500’s Feeding America Million Meal Challenge was focused on securing meals for families across the US and helped initially raise over 180,000 meals and if that was not enough, Axis Communications stepped in to close out the initiative with an additional US$15,000 donation that added another 150,000 meals for a total of 330,000 meals overall.
“We are eternally grateful to be in such good company within this industry. The donations came with sacrifice as we are sure it is not an easy time for some to put food on their own tables.” said Kenneth Gould, Mission 500 Chairman. “We thank Axis for always having our backs and helping us close this campaign out strong and we look forward as an organisation to the next Mission 500 challenge.”
“It is our pleasure to be part of something that is bigger than us and knowing that we are able to leave our mark, we have always supported the work that Mission 500 does to help families across the nation,” stated Jeff Coco, Director of Technical Services of Axis Communications.
Mission 500 is now getting ready to launch its new campaign “The M500 Club” and the team look forward to continuing their efforts to help bring awareness to those in need.
For more information, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/event/mission500/M500-Covid-19-Giving-Page.