Alluvion, the national talent acquisition and outsourcing firm headquartered in Jacksonville, donated 100,000 meals to Feeding Northeast Florida, the region’s largest nonprofit food bank, after achieving the goal of the organizations’ joint #StaffLocalFeedLocal campaign.
The initiative, which commenced on June 15, 2020 and ended on September 30, was conceived with the twin goals of putting people back to work and donating up to 100,000 meals to local families. For every placement that Alluvion made between June 15th – September 30th, the staffing firm donated meals through Feeding Northeast Florida. The effort addressed two of the most far-reaching and consequential impacts of Covid-19 – job loss and food insecurity.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re seeing more families – those who never thought they’d be in this situation – coming in for help. The need for food resources in our community has nearly doubled in the span of a year,” said Susan King, President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida. “We cannot thank our corporate partners enough for this generous donation during these trying times.”
Nationally, 1 in 6 Americans lack access to adequate amounts of healthy food. Duval County has one of the highest rates in the nation with 20.1% of all adults, food insecure, a situation further challenged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are thrilled to have been able to meet our goal and make these meal donations to Feeding Northeast Florida, as well as to have played a key role in helping Florida make strong gains re-employing many of our residents who were victims of an unexpected historical event”, said David Reichard, President of Alluvion. “We greatly appreciate Feeding Northeast Florida’s unending work in our community and are especially grateful for our many clients, existing and new, who stepped up to participate in this campaign, helping out our neighbors in multiple ways.”
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s July 21nd jobs report, the state of Florida lost 1,178,100 jobs from February to April 2020. It has since gained back almost half of the jobs lost (+572,200 jobs).
“Although our #StaffLocalFeedLocal has concluded, our challenges have not ended. We strongly encourage employers throughout Jacksonville and Florida to continue helping us put local workers back to work,” said Reichard. “The higher we can lift employment, the faster we can lift families and individuals from need with regards to food security, and many other areas. It will continue to take working together to get where we need to be.”
Alluvion is a national talent acquisition and outsourcing firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 2000 by President & CEO, David Reichard, Alluvion helps clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small-and-medium businesses meet their workforce demands. The firm specializes in the areas of Information Technology, Finance & Accounting and Office Professionals. Alluvion, along with other business leaders, launched the Northeast Florida STEM2 Hub in Jacksonville to promote STEM curriculum in the area. Alluvion has grown to become one of the state’s fastest-growing companies, having made over 20,000 placements in 50 states. The company is a Jacksonville Business Journal “Fast 50” and “Best Places to Work” award-winner, as well as a “Florida Fast 100” award recipient. More information: alluvion.com
About Feeding Northeast Florida
The mission of Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL), the region’s largest nonprofit (501c3) food bank and hunger relief network, is to improve the quality of life of Northeast Florida by addressing food insecurity, poverty, and poor health by providing nutritious foods and other essential goods to those in need in collaboration with community partners. Alongside our network of food distribution and agency partners, Feeding Northeast Florida provides food and hope to help the more than 1-6 people living in our 8- county (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns) service area who struggle to feed themselves and their families. Feeding Northeast Florida works daily to find solutions to address the issues of food insecurity and poverty through awareness, advocacy, education, and action in ways that promote dignity, respect, and empowerment. More information: feedingnefl.org