United States, Arizona, Scottsdale - 05/24/2019
Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, hosted its Nourish One Week of Service April 6-14, 2019. Plexus Ambassadors, or independent sales representatives, gathered to give back to children and families affected by hunger in communities across the country. Additionally, corporate employees from the Scottsdale headquarters joined in the spirit of giving by volunteering at St. Mary’s Food Bank.
During the Nourish One Week of Service, 209 Plexus team members clocked 418 volunteer hours at the local food bank. In a single day, Plexus volunteers served 648 families at the nonprofit’s Knight Distribution Center. Over the course of the week, they also packed 6,471 emergency food boxes which will provide 128,790 meals to local families in need.
“Giving back to our community is an essential part of Plexus culture, so we were thrilled to see more than half of our local workforce sign up for the Nourish One Week of Service,” said Mary Ann Luciano, Vice President, Philanthropy at Plexus. “To encourage this culture of giving, Plexus provides 16 hours of personal volunteer time to every employee, but many people on our team give far more of their time.”
“At Plexus, we believe no one should go hungry because everyone should have access to affordable nutrition. That’s why we created Nourish One™, a one-for-one initiative where one serving of Plexus Lean™ equals one meal for a child or family in need,” said Tarl Robinson, Founder and CEO of Plexus. “With the support of our Ambassadors, Plexus has donated more than 6 million meals from Lean sales to our U.S. Nourish One partner Feeding America®—the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks.
According to Feeding America, more than 1 million people in Arizona are struggling with hunger, with more than 370,000 of those people being children. It’s an issue that forces families across the country to choose between necessities like medicine or electricity and food.
“Growing up, there were times my family was food insecure, so I understand firsthand the impact hunger can have on children and families,” said Christopher Pair, Plexus’ President of Operations and International. “This is why I am so honored to be a partner of Feeding America and thankful for all that our Ambassadors do in their local communities.”
To learn more about Plexus’ Nourish One initiative, visit https://plexusworldwide.com/nourish-one.
About Plexus Worldwide:
Plexus Worldwide, LLC offers health and wellness products that enable people to improve their lives and well-being. With hundreds of thousands of independent business owners (“Ambassadors”) worldwide, Plexus is among the world’s 30 largest direct sales companies. The combination of Plexus products and opportunities help individuals to meet their health-wellness and financial goals. For more information about us visit www.plexusworldwide.com.