AlphaGraphics Fights Hunger Food Drive Yields 15 Tons of Food for Food Pantries Nationwide

September 19, 2011 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT (Grassroots Newswire) - AlphaGraphics, Inc. concluded its third annual AlphaGraphics Fights Hunger food drive earlier this summer with a preliminary food collection total topping 30,000 pounds. The franchising company, which provides print and marketing services to small- and medium-sized businesses, launched its food drive efforts again this year in an effort to assist the growing number of hungry people seeking support from food pantries across the country.

AlphaGraphics Director of Marketing, Jesse Himsworth said, ″Food pantries across the country struggle for non-perishable goods every summer when donations are particularly low. We're appreciative of all the individuals and businesses that have raised awareness and donations for this important cause, which has resulted in nearly a 20% increase over last year's donations so far! We're honored to be a part of a solution-focused network of business owners who are dedicated to serving their communities.″

Throughout the months of July and August, AlphaGraphics team members at the worldwide headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, and participating independently-owned business centers nationwide joined up with area companies and customers to collect food for food pantries and charitable organizations in their neighborhoods. According to Himsworth, individual business centers collected as many as 4,000 pounds of food each, igniting passionate responses from vendors and customers eager to help stock local shelves.

″As the food drive results continue to come in, we're thrilled to hear stories of different communities throughout the country uniting in a single cause, which is ultimately what this drive is about. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's drive--we hope to have many more join us for this worthwhile effort next year,″ said Himsworth.

AlphaGraphics is committed to making a difference in the communities that support its business, while providing quality solutions to its clients. Besides its community contributions, AlphaGraphics offers a complete range of print, visual communications and marketing products and solutions, including digital, offset and large format printing; direct, online and mobile marketing solutions; design services; mailing; promotional products and digital archiving.

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics network leads the industry in sales per location. 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. www.alphagraphics.com

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