November 18, 2016
Rick Kearney ANNOUNCES MAJOR DONATION To Second Harvest OF THE BIG BEND
Combined donation funds will provide 18,000 meals to families in need
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Mr. Rick Kearney, CEO of Mainline Information Systems, announced today that he is providing a major donation to Second Harvest of the Big Bend in support of the food bank’s mission during the holiday season.
Mr. Kearney is donating $2,500 to Second Harvest under Bank of America’s Give A Meal program, which provides an additional $2,000 in matching funds. This combined donation enables Second Harvest to provide 18,000 meals to families in need.
“Hunger and poverty go hand-in-hand. Hunger is a shocking, growing problem in our own community. A low income family needs daily access to a healthy diet with nutritious food,” said Rick Kearney. “Second harvest is and has been a cornerstone of ending hunger in the Big Bend and I’m honored to support them.”
Hunger is a growing problem in this region. The rate of food insecurity – a key measurement of hunger – has fallen in Florida overall, but unfortunately it is rising in the Big Bend. Currently, one in five adults doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from, and one in four children in our region faces the same challenge every day.
“We are very grateful for Mr. Kearney’s generous donation. Hunger doesn’t take a holiday, and Second Harvest is working to make this season a little brighter for people in need,” said Rick Minor, CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend. “With the help of such caring community members, we can provide nutritious, delicious meals for needy families in the Big Bend.”
Mainline Information Systems is a Tallahassee-based information technology and consulting firm that designs software and supports IT solutions for businesses throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Founded in Tallahassee in 1989, Mainline has grown to over 550 employees nationwide and received multiple industry accolades, including IBM Innovation and Leadership Awards, VMware Global Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year, Red Hat’s North America Partner of the Year, and the HP Virtualization Elite partner designation. The company may be reached by phone at 850.219.5000 and on the Internet at www.mainline.com.
About Second Harvest of the Big Bend
The mission of Second Harvest of the Big Bend is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through a network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger. In the past year the food bank distributed over 6.5 million pounds of food, enough for 5.2 million meals, to its partner agencies in the Big Bend community.
About Bank of America’s Give a Meal Program
Feeding America, in partnership with Bank of America, is partnering on the Give A Meal program, which provides a 2-to-1 match for contributions made to Feeding America member food banks. For every $1 you donate, Bank of America will match your donation with an additional $2. For more information visit: www.bankofamerica.com/give.
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