Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dixon Hughes Goodman Donates More Than 1.6 Million Pounds of Food in the Fight Against Hunger

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the largest CPA firm headquartered in the Southern U.S., recently donated 1,610,617 pounds of food to the communities in which it serves in 11 states across the firm’s footprint.

As part of Dixon Hughes Goodman’s GIVES (Go. Invest. Volunteer. Engage. Serve.) Initiative, the firm’s 29 offices came together this year to support a collective cause that will impact the communities in which they are located. Held from June 11 – 22, the Count the Cans food drive focused on collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations in an effort to alleviate the suffering of nearly 49 million people who struggle to get enough to eat.

“Food banks have an increased need for donations in the summer months because children who rely on school meals are out of school and fewer donations are made from the public due to schedules and vacations,” said Ken Hughes, CEO for Dixon Hughes Goodman. “We are dedicated to combining our resources to assist our neighbors who are struggling with hunger and meet individual’s immediate needs in the communities we serve.”

The Asheville and Hendersonville offices pulled together and donated 1,069 individual cans of food; 1,546 jars of peanut butter; 10,135 cans of tuna and cash donations of $3,387. J Clarkson from MANNA FoodBank said, “MANNA is very grateful to Dixon Hughes Goodman, not only for their generosity in donating food and funds to provide more than 30,000 meals but also for making this gift at a critical time. Across our community, children who receive meals at school during the academic year are struggling to find food while school is out. Donations like this will provide them with the food they need to have a healthy, happy summer.”

About Dixon Hughes Goodman
With more than 1, 700 people in 11 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southern U.S. and the 14th largest in the nation. In addition to comprehensive accounting and advisory services, the firm focuses on eight major industries and serves clients in all 50 states. Visit for more information.

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