The U.S.D.A. projects that eastern Oklahoma will soon have the nation’s highest food insecurity rate for children. And so our team in Tulsa made another trip to the OK Food Bank! HBK is proud to support the OK Food Bank on its mission to end hunger in our state by expanding services and quadrupling the amount of food distributed. They are working every day with our community, local farmers, and partners to get families the food they need.
HBK is proud to continue supporting JDRF, the leading organization harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This month, we were excited to once again, attend the 2022 JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala, held at McCormick Place, which brought together more than 1,500 guests and volunteers for an evening of auction, dinner, and inspirational stories and raised more than $16 million.
This holiday season, our employees nationwide pitched in for the Erie House Gift Drive and donated gifts to 30 children enrolled in Erie House programs. A group of our Chicago employees also joined Erie House with gift wrapping all of the toys donated from HBK and beyond to continue spreading the holiday cheer.
Philabundance was founded in 1984 with the simple belief that no one should go hungry while healthy food goes to waste. Its mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger for good. HBK was proud to support Philabundance this year and gather support from two of our east coast offices.