As part of parent company Polyconcept North America’s PCNA Cares program, Charlotte, North Carolina-headquartered JournalBooks (PPAI 110769, S10) has donated 1,500 gift bags to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in hopes of giving children something to smile about during the COVID-19 crisis.

Seeing how COVID-19 has affected its community, JournalBooks joined ranks with the rest of PCNA to provide kids something fun along with the food they receive from the food bank. These donations included reusable tote bags and teddy bears, custom-made activity books and colored pencils. The JournalBooks team also created COVID-19 awareness activity books, catered to educating children about social distancing and staying safe during the pandemic.

"JournalBooks has always supported local organizations, and there’s no greater way to support our community right now than collaborating with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. We are
thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way by creating an activity book that will not only bring kids joy but also serve as an educational tool,” said Tim O’Boyle, president of JournalBooks.

Seko Logistics donated delivery of the gift bags to the food bank, and Second Harvest will distribute the bags as part of their Mobile Pantry, which brings food directly to families in need throughout 24 counties in the Carolinas.