ST. LOUIS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Pet, Home & Garden Division employees rolled up their sleeves to give back to the community recently during a team-building exercise at the company's weeklong National Sales & Marketing Meeting at St. Louis Union Station. More than 250 employees from across the country raced to prepare 62,000 meals for St. Louis-area families in only 45 minutes.
As part of a Feed the Funnel program with The Pack Shack, an organization that works with groups and businesses across the country to organize meal-packing events to benefit their own communities, teams formed stations to assemble, weigh, seal and box nutritious, shelf-stable food. All of the meals will be distributed locally through the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help feed local families in need.
"Our Pet, Home & Garden Division is located right here in St. Louis," said Randy Lewis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Pet, Home & Garden Division. "Employees really valued the opportunity to spend time together and benefit such a great local cause."
The St. Louis Area Foodbank is the largest food assistance provider in the bi-state region. It enables more than 500 agencies, homeless shelters and soup kitchens to serve 3 million meals per month.
The Pack Shack Feed the Funnel parties are designed to provide meals and promote awareness about hunger nationwide in a fun environment for groups. The Spectrum Brands employees who participated were encouraged to take their enthusiasm back home and volunteer in their own communities.
About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE: SPB), a member of the Russell 1000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and auto care products. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.
About The Pack Shack
The Pack Shack brings people together for crazy fun Feed the Funnel parties to pack thousands of delicious, healthy meals for local nonprofits across the country. For more information, visit www.thepackshack.org.
About The St. Louis Area Foodbank
The St. Louis Area Foodbank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) food distribution center for organizations that feed hungry people in 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. The foodbank distributed roughly 35 million pounds of food in FY2016 through its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and senior centers.
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