ATLANTA (WUPA) — Atlanta was the latest stop in a hot air balloon campaign to literally raise awareness of food insecurity during Hunger Action Month in September. This is part of Omni Hotels and Resorts’ “Say Goodnight to Hunger” initiative.
Early Monday morning, a large hot air balloon drew attention to the hotel chain’s grand mission of donating meals to food banks across the country through Feeding America, a national network of food banks.
“We launched our ‘Say Goodnight to Hunger’ campaign in June 2016, and since June 2016, we’ve actually, through our partnership with Feeding America, donated 21 million meals,” the CEO said. CNN’s Omni Atlanta Hotel, Ramon. Kings.
They hope to reach 22 million meals donated by the end of September, including 750,000 meals this month alone.
Food bank volunteers are happy to help lift families out of hunger.
“I know how important it is to make sure we feed the homeless, the elderly here in Atlanta,” said Jackie Duncan, volunteer and guest relations manager at CNN’s Omni Atlanta Hotel. .
Omni Hotels & Resorts seized the opportunity, flying its hot air balloon tour through Texas, Virginia and Georgia, making its final stop in Atlanta. The hotel chain has donated 56,000 meals to the Atlanta Community Food Bank so far this year and more than 300,000 meals over the past seven years, helping the food bank feed 600,000 people in need. food insecurity across the region.
“We are very proud of our partnership with Omni Hotels, both here in Atlanta and at The Battery,” said Cameron Turner, ACFB Director, Institutional Giving. “We are seeing a significant increase in food insecurity due to inflation and economic factors, and therefore the fact that our corporate partners, like Omni Hotels, are stepping up, not just the food bank, but people in the need, is truly a wonderful, wonderful thing.”
For each room reserved from September 1 to 30, the hotel group offers two meals thanks to its partnership with Feeding America. For every cup of coffee purchased during the month of September, they donate a meal.
“It’s a small gesture, but definitely it feels good to buy coffee to help a lot of people,” said Renée Boisvert, a guest at the hotel.
Omni is also donating two meals for each guest who opts out of housekeeping services.
For more details on other ways to donate, click here: https://www.omnihotels.com/say-goodnight-to-hunger