Sabre participates in an internal volunteering and donating campaign during the month of October, titled Give Together. This is the time of the year where teams make donations or volunteer their time at various events to help drive positive social and environmental change throughout our communities. From building homes for families in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to constructing a learning garden for elementary students, Sabre stands together to make a difference in the lives of others.
When my team (Sabre Virtual Payments) discussed our plans to support Give Together, we decided to make an impact on food insecurity by donating our time and supplies to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank where we sorted food and packaged donation that would later benefit many in our community.
Approximately 795 million people in the world, roughly one in nine, do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. Regrettably, Texas, home to our corporate headquarters, ranks among the top twelve states in terms of food insecurity rates, and second in terms of the number of food insecure households. Sadly, nearly 27.5 percent of children in Texas live in a “food insecure” household and approximately a third of these children are not eligible for federal assistance programs or free or reduced priced lunches. When we talk “hunger,” it is commonly referred to as “food insecurity.” When I first read the term “food insecurity” I did not fully comprehend the severity of this growing epidemic. For individuals and families facing food insecurity, there is not reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The reality is that food insecure households suffer hunger and bear the on-going emotional toil of feeding their families.