For the 37 million Americans already facing food insecurity, the prospect of being quarantined means the very real danger of lost wages, further difficulty accessing enough food, and an increased reliance on food banks to fill their plates. That number has conceivably doubled in the last two months as food banks around the country have been overwhelmed with demand Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, with more than 200 affiliates, has projected a $1.4 billion shortfall in the next six months alone.
The Security Industry has responded with its own initiative called “The Million Meal Challenge”. Mission 500 teamed up with Feeding America to help children in need across the United States. Our goal is to raise $100,000 which will provide one million meals to families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of this next phase, Mission 500 is proud to team up with Security Sales and Integration to keep driving awareness and fundraising. Throughout the month of May, we will collaborate in showcasing “Talents of the Industry”. “Everyone knows somebody who plays an instrument, sings, writes, recites, poetry, juggles, does acrobatics, or has some special talent”, according to Scott Goldfine Editor in Chief of Security Sales and Integration. “We’re proud to partner with Mission 500 to help feed many more children and families”. “SSI has been a strong supporter of Mission 500 over the years and we are thrilled that they are stepping up to help promote the million-meal challenge” said Ken Gould, Chairman of the Board, Mission 500.
We invite all industry practitioners, family and friends to participate throughout the month of May. People can participate by filming a video on their phones/cameras and submitting to email@example.com
. Participants are also welcomed to post their video on their own Facebook and Twitter. Don't forget to tag Mission 500 and include the hashtag #IndustryGotTalent
Participants are also invited to fundraise by inviting friends and family to donate here
· All submissions must be filmed in MP4 format (standard on mobile devices)
· Maximum duration of video is 1 minute
· Challenge ends May 31st, submissions can be made all through May
· Participants are tasked with nominating at least 2-3 friends with talents to either “show their talent” or donate
· The BIG prize is we all win by feeding more families