Remington & Regions Bank fight hunger in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Remington Outdoor Company  and Regions Bank are teaming up with Feed the Children to help 400 Huntsville-area families with food, essentials, Avon products and additional products from Dare Foods, which will be distributed at Manna House on Friday, Dec. 12.

On Thursday, Dec. 11, at The Roundhouse, Remington will sponsor a concert featuring performances by Tim Dugger and Lewis Brice with planned special appearances by NASCAR personalities. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from a variety of food trucks assembling for the occasion.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Huntsville Depot gift shop, while supplies last. The Depot gift shop, located at 320 Church St., will have tickets available beginning at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The Depot gift shop is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. While the tickets are free, a donation of $10 to benefit Feed the Children is encouraged.

The following morning, volunteers from Remington and Regions Bank will begin distributing food and essentials to recipient families, previously identified by the Manna House, at 10 a.m. The food and essential boxes are designed to help provide for a family for up to a week.

“Hunger affects children in every country, every state and every city,” Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children president and CEO said. “Hunger is a crisis too huge for us to take on alone. That is why we are so grateful to Remington Outdoor Company and our friends at the Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship for helping us impact the Huntsville community. It is only through cooperation that we will ever be able to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry.”

In Huntsville alone, more than 16 percent of families live below the poverty line and could be at risk of going to bed hungry.

“When we opened our state of the art manufacturing plant in Huntsville earlier this year, we knew we wanted to become active members of the Rocket City community. To this end, we are pleased to partner with Feed the Children to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in Huntsville,” said George Kollitides, Chief Executive Officer, ROC. “I encourage everyone to pledge their support to this worthy cause. By actively working together, childhood hunger is a problem that we can solve.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Remington to raise awareness about the essential services that Feed the Children provides, both in the Huntsville area and beyond,” said Rick Downey, President of Regions Business Capital.

“This promises to be a fun and festive event supporting a great cause and we are pleased to be involved,” said Ron Poteat, North Alabama Area President for Regions Bank. “We encourage the public to join us on December 11 to help end childhood hunger and assist local families.”

Feed the Children is one of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, dedicated to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest United States-based charities.

They are accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. By banding together with partners, donors, and communities to defeat hunger, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States and 18 other countries in fiscal year 2013. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

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