Echoshield Pest Control looks to exterminate hunger

0121Ns Business Story (Echo hunger)Ecoshield Pest Control has begun an endeavor to help those in need by setting up a website in hopes of collecting food and other essential items for those less fortunate here in Arizona.

Echoshield Pest Control operates a call center in Scottsdale.

“Exterminate Hunger” is an initiative designed by the company to accept donations of non-perishable food items that then get distributed to area families in need throughout the country, according to a press release.

To date, they have received more than 6,700 donations from people nationally. In this region, Exterminate Hunger has collected hundreds of contributions, the release states.

“Hunger is not just an American problem; it’s everyone’s problem,” said Ecoshield Pest Control CEO Doug Cardon.

“While many people might think other countries have a greater need, the fact is that one in every six Americans faces that challenge. Millions of Americans are unable to adequately provide for themselves and their families. Frequently, they are hard-working adults or seniors and children who are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.”

Ecoshield Pest Control offices in other states have also overseen successful drives. Drop-off sites in Oklahoma City, Okla. and Corona, Calif have gathered more than 1,000 and 2,500 contributions, respectively.

“We think about those who do not have as much during the holidays, but hunger is a year-round problem,” said Mr. Cardon. “Hunger does not take the rest of the year off. Families have to struggle to find food and that should not be the case. That’s why we have this plan to help those who need it available.”

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