In 2018, 1 in 8 households in the United States had difficulty at some time during the year in providing enough food for all their members. IMC Team Members in High Point, North Carolina are hoping to inspire other members of the community to take action. Partnering with “A Simple Gesture,” a nonprofit organization that collects food for local food banks and pantries, IMC is doing their part to end hunger in High Point and Guilford County.

Throughout the year, team members bring non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, tuna fish, canned fruits/vegetables, pasta, rice, beans and cereal to their office. Employees will box up the mostly kid-friendly food items and then delivers them to West End Ministries in High Point, which supports efforts in keeping their food pantry stocked.

In 2018 alone, 185 bags of food were collected from International Market Centers, giving 3,700 pounds of food to West End Ministries, that provided 4,625 meals to families in High Point.

“I can’t tell you how grateful I am for IMC and the employees that have been so supportive and faithful to giving food month after month,” said Leslie Isakoff, A Simple Gesture Executive Director. “It has meant the world to me and the families who so desperately needed your help. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!”

As an organization, IMC has formed lasting relationships with community partners so that we can harness our collective energies to make meaningful contributions. We are known for rallying around people in need and continue to be grateful for all our team members that work together effortlessly every year to give back to the communities we serve.