In the U.S. alone, more than 2 million youth experience homelessness each year, and 57% of them are without food at least one day every month. It’s important that we help youth meet their basic needs. That’s why AEO partnered with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, two leading hunger-relief organizations that feed those in need through an extensive network of member food banks.
We donated one meal for every holiday gift box sold in stores during the 2016 holiday season. And on Thanksgiving Day, we donated one meal for every online transaction made. Associates at our stores, corporate offices, and distribution centers throughout the U.S. hosted food drives in partnership with local Feeding America affiliates.
AEO Donated $150,000 to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada providing a total of 1.375 million meals to people in need.