On August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it is worth remembering that Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream was more than just racial justice; it was also about economic justice, jobs and eliminating poverty. The unfinished business of the March was to help poor people everywhere - and to end hunger in American - especially among children.
In Metropolitan Detroit, Dr. King's "Dream" continues as 12 Metro Detroit Companies Partner With Baker Tilly to Make Sure Children at One School Are Fed for a Year
What: Hunger Heroes Food Drive culminates with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP delivering more than 4,000 lbs. of food items to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Baker Tilly has coordinated the month-long drive, asking its employees and clients to participate. Twelve clients of Baker Tilly’s metro Detroit office are participating.
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. Donation bins from clients arrive (having been collected earlier in the day by Baker Tilly volunteers)
12 noon Alan Whitman, managing partner of Baker Tilly’s metro Detroit office, makes brief remarks and presentation to Gleaners representative
12:15 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Gleaners truck arrives to pick up food
Where: Baker Tilly (parking lot)
One Towne Square
Southfield, MI 48076
Who: Alan Whitman, Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Southfield
Gleaners Community Food Bank Representatives
50 Baker Tilly volunteers http://www.bakertilly.com/detroit-mi
Why: In Southeast Michigan, more than 320,000 children who live near or below the poverty line need food so they can thrive in school and in life. Baker Tilly believes this critical issue affects our future as a region and a state. The firm’s goal is to provide enough food and funds to supply kids at one school with the food they need for the entire school year.
About Baker Tilly
With more than 1,600 employees, Baker Tilly provides a wide range of accounting, tax, and advisory services. Ranked as one of the top 20 largest firms in the country*, Baker Tilly serves clients from offices in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and throughout Wisconsin.
Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 131 countries, with 26,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.3 billion.
*According to the 2013 Accounting Today “Top 100 Firms.”
Gleaners’ mission is to ‘nourish communities by feeding hungry people.’
Gleaners distributes more than 46 million pounds of food annually to more than 550 soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, senior homes and other nonprofit agencies that feed hungry people in southeast Michigan.
59% of those receiving Gleaners food are children and seniors.
Every dollar donated to Gleaners provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.
93 cents of every dollar is used for food or food programs.