Huntington National Bank, Emagine Theaters Team Up to Feed Hungry Children
From March 1-31, Huntington National Bank and Emagine Theaters are teaming up to support Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan’s Smart Bites program. The community is encouraged to make a contribution at theaters, online or by phone (call or text). Huntington National Bank will match every donation dollar-for-dollar.
More than 25 percent of children living in southeast Michigan experience food insecurity. Gleaners’ Smart Bites program provides healthy snacks to children who do not get enough to eat at home. During the school day or at after school programs, teachers distribute Smart Bites bags containing items such as granola bars, cereal, dried fruit and pretzels to ensure children are receiving proper nourishment in order for them to learn and grow.
“When a child is hungry at school, they have difficulty concentrating and learning,” said Gleaners President W. DeWayne Wells. “Studies show hungry children experience lower academic achievement. Gleaners is working to make sure all children in our community reach their full potential.”
Donations can be made:
- Online: Visit www.gcfb.org
- Phone: 866-GLEANER (453-2637)
- Text: Keyword EAT to 85944 to donate $10 (Message and Data rates may apply)
Make a donation at any Emagine Theater location:
Emagine Novi - 44425 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Emagine Canton - 39535 Ford Rd.
Emagine Woodhaven - 21720 Allen Rd.
Emagine Royal Oak - 200 N. Main St.
Emagine Rochester Hills - 200 Barclay Circle