Being #SoRich Means You Must Give Back 3,000 Cans Donated to 2Cans Charity

Did you know…

Millions of people struggle to put food on the table everyday.

…over 20 million children receive free and reduced lunch at school, however only 10% have access to summer meal sites.

…1 in 6 people in America face hunger.

…40% of all food in America is thrown away.

These stats are very alarming; so when it came time for the #SoRich team to decide this years local charity to give back to, The 2Cans Program was a no-brainer!

Two Cans Program began as a project by 13-year-old Giuliana Angotti . The daughter of Patrick Angotti of the Rio Road store.

Upon returning from the International Conference on Missions, she felt a burden that no person should be without food. With a simple question of, “Daddy, how much does a can of beans cost?” The Two Cans ministry was born.

This mission is simple…

The average American goes to the grocery store 2.5 times per week. What if every visit to the store ended in the purchase of two cans of food (or non-perishable items) that could be donated to a local food pantry?

That would be five cans per person and if everyone did this, think of the impact it would have on the 49 million people struggling with hunger.

Two Cans has collected just under 5,000lbs of food in just eight months. The #SoRich Store Teams donated close to 3,000 cans and pounds in just 2 months of organized collection!

All the teams got in the giving spirit and began taking pictures of all that was being collected!

All the stores pitched in and gave! More cans were collected then were even anticipated!

Heather be careful!

Here is the local pantry where all the goods were hand delivered proudly by Giuliana!

3,000 cans of food for families that didn't know where the next meal was going to come from!

I'll do the heavy lifting

All the food was collected and brought to Rio for pickup ! Checkout that stash!

With the tremendous growth of the Two Cans ministry, it now falls under a larger mission simply called – Love Orange. Giuliana, as well as the rest of her team (#SoRich) , is excited to see where this mission goes as we work to help our communities (home and abroad) in deliberate, practical and intentional ways.

"For it is in GIVING, that we RECEIVE " ~St. Francis

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