We’ll Donate $2 to Fight Hunger for Every Product Review

Feeding America, KaTom and Second Harvest Logos

We spend a lot of time here at KaTom thinking, writing, and talking about food. You’d probably expect no less from a restaurant equipment company. But we realize that for millions of our neighbors, food is more of a struggle than a topic of carefree conversation.

We at KaTom are excited to announce we’re going to make a contribution to Feeding America through affiliated food banks. We’re inviting you to be part of this gift. For every review written for a product on www.katom.com, we’ll add $2 to our total, up to $5,000. Basically, the only rule is that the review must be for an item you purchased from KaTom Restaurant Supply.

It’s not every day that you get two things for the price of one. By writing a review of a product you purchased from KaTom, you get the opportunity to help others find the best kitchen cookware and supplies. As you do that, you also get the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to our campaign for Feeding America.

Hunger Lives in Every Community in America

Statistics compiled by Feeding America, a national organization that provides assistance to more than 200 food banks across the country, indicate that 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households last year.

Here in KaTom’s home state of Tennessee, the food insecurity rate is 17.6 percent for the whole population, while a quarter of children are hungry or live in homes where the next meal is far from guaranteed. In our own backyard of Sevier County, Feeding America’s experts estimate more than half the population qualifies for federal food assistance. Sevier County Food Ministries, the food bank that serves the local population, is the single-largest conduit for the assistance provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

Don’t think hunger is an issue in your own community? The reality is, food insecurity is an issue across the country, from rich states to poor states, cities to the country. Check out Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” project page to see the stats for your area.

We hope you’ll help us help these organizations working to address this national hunger epidemic. Thank you for being part of this effort.

Derek Hodges
Derek Hodges

Derek Hodges is a proud North Carolinian who moved to Tennessee in 2006 to preach the gospel of Cheerwine and mix some Tar Heel blue in with all the orange. He has made wonderful friends who tolerate occasional remarks like those above. He and his wife Amanda enjoy spending weekends at Dollywood and trying to convince their dog Shiloh to get over his fear of swimming.

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