A Message From the CEO

March 31, 2013

On March 29, Doug Meijer, of Meijer Foods was honored at the first annual Donald Driver’s Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank, recognizing his accomplishments as a community leader and his work to combat child hunger through Blessings in a Backpack. Along with the award, Doug received a $25,000 donation, which will help Blessings continue to feed school children across the nation.

We are so very thankful to Doug for his inimitable contributions to Blessings in a Backpack. From serving on our National Board, to providing food and backpacks for multiple programs, Doug plays a crucial role in ensuring that hungry children have food to eat on weekends.

Through the Donald Driver Foundation, Driver has supported thousands of children across the country through the Blessings program. With core focuses in education, homelessness, career development and health & wellness, the work of the Donald Driver Foundation touches thousands of lives each year. For more information, visit http://www.donalddriverfoundation.com/.

In the release announcing the awards last month, Driver said: “What these people have done to give back to their communities is truly something special. It is my honor to recognize them for their efforts and I hope that by sharing these stories we are able to inspire a whole new generation of givers.”

Please join us in congratulating Doug on this honor in recognition of the great work he has done to help us feed the future of America

 Brooke Wiseman 





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