Amazon employees surprise Edison students

January 2, 2019 by  

Edison High School students got a surprise recently when Amazon employees stopped in to hand out bananas and join the students in various activities to highlight how important a nutritious breakfast is.

The e-retailer has given grants to 100 schools throughout the country to help them serve breakfast as part of the school day, and Edison is one such school. Speaking on behalf of Amazon, Alex Urankar, who is the general manager of the Amazon fulfillment center located in Edison, said the company was proud to be a good neighbor, since it enjoys giving back to those areas that are home to its employees.

He added that the company understands how important it is that people have nutritious breakfasts, which is why Amazon is partnered with No Kid Hungry. This is an effort of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization working to end poverty and hunger worldwide. The organization was founded in 1984 by Debbie and Billie Shore as a response to the Ethiopian famine. No Kid Hungry is only one of its programs; others include Cooking Matters, which teaches lower-income families how to shop and prepare nutritious food on a budget. The organization often partners with other companies, such as Amazon, to enhance its efforts.

People can only benefit from programs like this if they know about them, so organizers could use flyer printing to make sure the community is aware of the effort.