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JM Family Associates Take On Hunger in South Florida

According to USDA ERS, more than 48 million Americans, including 15.3 million children, were living in food insecure households during 2014. As part of its annual Spring into Giving campaign, JM Family Enterprises encouraged its more than 4,100 associates to donate time and money through creative fundraising initiatives that benefit food banks in various local markets. 

Each year, associates from several of JM Family’s business locations partake in a variety of engaging activities during this three-week long, companywide effort to raise funds and increase awareness about food insecurity. This year, the company raised $98,300 to benefit six food bank partners, topping last year’s total by more than 20 percent. 

Here in South Florida, JM Family’s Deerfield Beach headquarters donated $64,613 to support Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) ongoing mission to provide families with nutritious meals. Local associates also volunteered their time to assist in sorting 38,000 pounds of food, which equals more than 31,000 meals provided to food insecure individuals from throughout South Florida. FSF annually rescues and distributes more than 40 million pounds of food to hungry individuals from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.  

Local associates also had the opportunity to contribute money by participating in daily word scrambles and by challenging themselves to a ‘Cash Camry’ trivia game during lunch, all in good fun for a great cause. 

CLICK HERE to download pictures of JM Family’s Spring into Giving campaign efforts
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $14.9 billion automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 55 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 19th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,200 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; and JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.

About JM Family Corporate Philanthropy

Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is committed to continuing his guiding philosophy of giving back to the communities where our associates live and work. By sharing time, talents and resources, we keep his spirit alive and cultivate something significant and lasting – stronger families and stronger communities. JM Family's corporate philanthropy is focused on four areas of giving – empowering families and nurturing children, providing for essential needs, promoting education and preserving our environment. Our philanthropic mission is to be a leader in corporate citizenship, and through strategic utilization of our resources, improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work.