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AlphaGraphics in New Providence Joins Second Annual Fight Hunger Drive; Nationwide Campaign Focuses on Hunger Awareness; Local Centers Initiate Food Drive Collections

In a renewed effort to highlight the fight against hunger in the United States, AlphaGraphics in New Providence, the print, graphics and marketing communications provider, has just announced its participation in AlphaGraphics' second annual national food drive campaign. As part of "AlphaGraphics Fights Hunger", which runs throughout the entire month of September, participating AlphaGraphics locations will collect non-perishable foods for shelters or other organizations in their communities.

"During the month of September, the AlphaGraphics team here in New Providence will lead the charge in our neighborhood by collecting non-perishable foods and donating them to a local organization. This year we are working with SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ and their Meals on Wheels program." We hope the entire Summit / New Providence community will join us in this cause. "It is our responsibility to take care of those in need, and positive efforts can lead to amazing results," said Michael Tan, owner of the New Providence AlphaGraphics, located at 558 Central Ave. New Providence, NJ 07974. "Unfortunately, there are many people in our country and our own community who live in households where people have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet.

Tan added. "With our devoted and supportive customers, we know we can do it!"

According to Tan, food pantries, homeless shelters and other charities needing food typically receive donations during the winter holidays (November and December). By the summer, their pantries are low and they need their shelves restocked. That is why the timing of this campaign is so relevant. We are providing the right help at the right time for community organizations in need.

The donated items collected by New Providence AlphaGraphics will help fill SAGE Eldercare's emergency food supply which has expanded into a mobile food pantry. SAGE's Portable Pantry supplies and distributes non-perishable meal boxes/bags to the most impoverished home-bound seniors living in Union, Essex, and Morris Counties, who are at risk of hunger and poor nutrition. In addition to serving at-risk seniors, the Pantry strives to maintain an on-site inventory of meal kits accessible to seniors, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Due to its "portability," the Pantry also addresses the issue of isolation among this population. By connecting trained volunteers with seniors, the Portable Pantry provides much-needed socialization while also serving as a liaison to SAGE staff, professional referrals, and other supportive services.

AlphaGraphics centers, like the New Providence location, are locally owned and operated. "The fact is, many of our communities currently need support in fighting hunger and we are glad our centers and their local communities are willing to help," said Kevin Cushing, CEO of AlphaGraphics, Inc. "We are committed to assisting the communities where we do business, as well as doing our part to help those in other communities throughout the nation."

Besides its community contributions, AlphaGraphics of New Providence offers a complete range of print and visual communications products and solutions. Their services include but are not limited to: full-service digital, offset and large format printing; design services; one-to-one marketing services, mailings; promotional products and digital archiving. Outside of its services, AlphaGraphics has a mission to make a difference in the communities that supports its business.

For more information about AlphaGraphics in New Providence or about its participation in the "AlphaGraphics Hunger Campaign," please contact Michael Tan at 908-277-3000 x101. For more information on SAGE Eldercare and its Meals on Wheels program, visit http://www.sageeldercare.org

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics plans, produces and manages visual communications for business at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business center locations worldwide. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world's highest quality standards and a global network, the company's trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively.

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