FSV Payment Systems, Inc., a leading provider of network branded prepaid debit card products and processing services, has joined the fight to end hunger by partnering with networking food banks of Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization as part of an effort to feed people in need and promote public awareness of hunger initiatives. The donations collected from the FSV Community of Giving campaign equated to 4,646 meals and will be shared by the Houston Food Bank and Second Harvest of North Florida in communities where FSV Payment Systems employees live and work. Additionally, the funds collected by FSV Payment Systems will support Houston Food Bank and Second Harvest of North Florida operations this fiscal year, including helping to acquire, process and distribute food to partner agencies; expand food programs; and increase community outreach and nutrition education.
“FSV Payment Systems is honored to support the Houston Food Bank and Second Harvest North Florida in the communities we call home,” said Steve Fussell, President of FSV Payment Systems. “We are proud of our employees who selflessly gave their time and energy in support of our corporate hunger relief initiatives. At FSV, we believe we can make a difference.”
“This donation comes at a critical time for Second Harvest North Florida,” Executive Director Bruce Ganger said. “We want to thank FSV Payment Systems for its support of the mission of feeding hungry people here in Jacksonville and throughout north Florida. This donation will make an immediate impact. Thousands of families will have a meal on their table as a result of this. We intend to put it to good use immediately.”
“Community support in today’s fragile economic environment is essential and will help provide food and vital services to the 140,000 southeast Texans who receive food through the Houston Food Bank,” said Brian Greene, Houston Food Bank President/CEO. “We are grateful for FSV’s partnership in helping families and individuals who struggle to put food on the table.”
There are many ways supporters can participate in the fight against hunger. To donate and find out more, please visit Houston Food Bank (www.houstonfoodbank.com), Second Harvest of North Florida (www.wenourishhope.org), or a food bank near you.
FSV Payment Systems is a leader in the delivery of prepaid debit program management and processing services. Founded in 1999, the privately held company successfully delivers processing and prepaid card programs for payroll, rebates, gift and healthcare as well as loyalty and promotions programs and general-purpose reloadable cards for retail. FSV is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, visit www.fsvps.com.
About Second Harvest North Florida
Second Harvest North Florida is the oldest and largest program of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida. LSS was founded in 1979 by area Lutherans and business leaders to fill gaps in services offered in the community for people in need. Second Harvest gathers food from local and national sources, shares these resources with more than 450 nonprofit organizations in 17 north Florida counties and helps thousands of people each year who are hungry or at risk of not having being able to provide food for themselves and their families. In addition to collecting and distributing food, Second Harvest serves children in after-school programs through its Kids Cafe and BackPack programs and in summer camps through its Summer Lunch program. It also takes Mobile Pantries filled with Family Boxes of food to people living in neighborhoods with the greatest needs. Call 904.730.8234 for more information about any of these programs and services.
About Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Now operating from a new, 308,000 square-foot facility, the Houston Food Bank is the nation’s largest size Feeding America food bank and source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. They have been named one of 10 Top-Notch Charities across the nation by Charity Navigator. A network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides more than 53 million nutritious meals annually. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the new warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Visit HoustonFoodBank.org for more information.