How Does Shop LC Contribute to World Food Day?
October 16 is World Food Day. This year, the emphasis is not just about tackling hunger, but also ensuring that healthy and sustainable diets are available to all. Did you know that Shop LC has daily initiatives that contribute to a #ZeroHunger future? Learn how Shop LC is making a difference in our local and global communities!
Delivering Joy to the World
The Purpose of Shop LC is Delivering Joy. Not only do we offer high-quality products at daily low prices, but our daily outreach is through the Shop LC One for One Program. This program provides meals to those who need it most.
The Shop LC One for One Program is our daily meal program that delivers meals to hungry children in India and the United States. Did you know that you already help? Shop LC donates one fresh meal to a hungry child for every item sold. One piece, one plate!
There’s no extra cost or hidden fees as the price of these nutritious meals are factored into our business model and come directly from our profits.
Two major charities help ensure that these meals are being delivered in both the US and India.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation runs a Mid Day Meal Program throughout India. For impoverished children in India, many must choose between getting an education or working so that they might eat. By providing a nutritious meal, these children can have both as we work together on breaking the cycle of poverty that holds these kids back.
No Kid Hungry works to ensure that children in the United States have access to nutrition and meal programs. This means access to school breakfast programs, summer meals, afterschool meals, and educating families on nutrition.
Thanks to your generosity, we’ve delivered over 14 million meals!
Delivering Joy to Texas
Did you know about the Shop LC Social Works Committee? Now you do! Helping our local Central Texas communities is equally vital.
This employee-lead committee meets weekly to make a meaningful impact and give back to our community. The committee creates and runs volunteer events each month for employees. They also host fundraisers for the charities and groups we support.
They don’t do it alone, though! Wanting to make a difference in the world, Shop LC gives paid time off to all employees to volunteer at charities in the Austin area. In fact, volunteering is part of every employee’s development goals because it’s essential to make a difference in the world.
Some of the recent work that we have done is partnering with the Round Rock Serving Center, Austin VA Clinic, and the Central Texas Food Bank.
Internally, the Shop LC Wellness Committee works with employees across five pillars of wellness: physical, mental, social, financial, and community. With that in mind, members of the Shop LC Wellness Committee develop and introduce different strategies for creating healthier lifestyles. These include things like meal planning and a focus on adding healthier choices to our daily intake.
To help ensure #ZeroHunger all throughout the year, all of us here at Shop LC work very hard to develop innovative ways to give back and do our part!
Learn how you can take action and do your part to contribute to #ZeroHunger on World Food Day.
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