AREVA and Jefferson Forest Boys’ Soccer Team Score 5,400 Meals for Campaign Against Childhood Hunger
June 16, 2016
LYNCHBURG, Va., June 16, 2016 – The Jefferson Forest boys’ varsity soccer team and AREVA raised funds for 5,400 meals for local children as part of their partnership to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) Family BackPack Program. As part of the soccer team’s “Kicks for a Cause” program, AREVA made a donation for every goal the team scored at regular season home games, adding up to $2,000.
This is the fourth consecutive year the team and AREVA partnered to raise funds and awareness for the program, which assists the more than 53,000 children struggling with hunger in the Blue Ridge region.
“Supporting our local communities is an important part of our culture at AREVA,” said Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of AREVA Inc. “We are proud to support the Jefferson Forest varsity soccer team and their efforts to help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank fight hunger.”
The team also volunteered more than 38 hours of service during the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive. Ten players, along with friends and parents, unloaded 44,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations at the main post office on Odd Fellows Road in Lynchburg, Va. Once unloaded, the donations were transported to the BRAFB’s warehouse for distribution to local families and individuals in need.
“AREVA’s generosity and the Jefferson Forest soccer team’s commitment to the Family BackPack program will provide 5,400 meals to needy families in our area,” said Jim Scrivener, BRAFB Lynchburg branch manager.
Local partnerships are an important part of AREVA’s commitment to the Lynchburg area. In 2015, the company and its employees contributed more than 3,000 volunteer hours to charitable organizations and educational institutions in communities across the country.
The Jefferson Forest boys’ varsity soccer team, along with friends and parents, volunteered to support the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive on May 14 as part of the team’s “Kicks for a Cause” program.
The Jefferson Forest boys’ varsity soccer team and representatives from AREVA presented a check for $2,000 to Jim Scrivener of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (on right holding check).