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JM Family Associates Fight Childhood Hunger with Fourth Annual ‘Spring into Giving’ Campaign

According to United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, at some time during 2015 12.7 percent (15.8 million) of U.S. households were food insecure, meaning they were uncertain of having enough food to meet the needs of all their members due to insufficient money or resources. 

During JM Family Enterprises’ fourth annual Spring into Giving campaign, the organization mobilized its more than 4,200 associates in a fight against food insecurity. This year, the company raised more than $96,000, which will provide 575,000 pounds of food to its food bank partners in five states. 

Here in South Florida, JM Family’s Deerfield Beach headquarters exceeded $65,000 in donations to support Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) ongoing mission to provide families with nutritious meals. Local associates also volunteered their time, sorting 48,378 pounds of food, which equals more than 40,000 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.

“We can all make an impact when we work together,” said Colin Brown, chairman and CEO of JM Family Enterprises. “Our companywide campaign not only provided engaging activities for our associates, but a platform to communicate the unfortunate reality that for millions of students, summertime marks the beginning of hunger season.” 

Enterprise-wide, associates were encouraged to donate time and money through creative fundraising initiatives to benefit food banks in various JM Family business locations, which see an uptick in need as schools are dismissed for the summer and children lack the two meals they normally receive during the school day. 

Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family 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.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $14.9 billion automotive company ranked No. 20 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.