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Staffing firm Kavaliro is Fueling the Community; Partnering with Douglas Stenstrom Elementary to provide local families with food

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Orlando, FL – April 25, 2011

Sparked by the March 6 60 Minutes documentary on the homeless situation in Central Florida, a piece that made 60 Minutes history, local staffing firm Kavaliro is making a commitment to help feed the hungry within the community. Kavaliro is partnering with Oviedo, Florida’s Douglas Stenstrom Elementary in support of their Backpack Program, which originated during the 2008-2009 school year.

The program benefits students who receive free or reduced lunch, or whose families are facing financial difficulties. Each Friday, backpacks are filled at the school with nutritious food to be sent home with the students, providing ten to fifteen of these needful families with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners for the weekend. The empty backpacks are returned the following Monday to be refilled for other families. Because the need is so great, the families rotate each week.

Each quarter, Kavaliro will conduct a “Kavaliro: Fueling the Community” food drive where they will ask clients, friends, and other local businesses to participate by donating food items to the Backpack Program. Upon request, Kavaliro will drop off a box and a simple list of requested food items at any local place of business on a Monday, and then return to pick it up on a Friday. They will also have a box at their East Orlando offices, located at 3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 175. Kavaliro will then deliver the food items and new backpacks to the school.

The first quarterly food drive will begin on Monday, April 25 and run through Friday, April 29. The requested items for this drive are peanut butter and jelly, both in plastic containers so as to avoid breakage.

Kavaliro Community Relations Director Lisa Moore said of the program; “The 60 Minutes story moved all of us here at Kavaliro so much that we just knew we had to help in some capacity. Being that commitment is one of our core values, we are taking this opportunity to make a difference, and we encourage other Central Florida businesses to do the same.”

Local businesses who are interested in participating should contact Lisa Moore (information below) to receive their Kavaliro: Fueling the Community food donation box.

Lisa M. Moore
Community Relations Director
Kavaliro Staffing Services
Email: lmoore@kavaliro.com
Phone: 407.739.7394

Media members who are interested in covering this community outreach project should contact Cristina Calvet-Harrold at 407-832-4814 or at cristina@kavaliro.com.

About Kavaliro

Orlando, Florida based staffing firm Kavaliro places personnel across the United States in the fields of information technology, engineering, finance, accounting and administration. By using best practices and optimal employee recruiting strategies, Kavaliro provides employers with integrated staffing solutions, providing only the most qualified professionals who can fill both project and permanent positions in order to ensure the ongoing success of all types of businesses.

Kavaliro accomplishes much more for their clients by passing on the time and cost benefits of reduced back-office bureaucracy. The company represents an extension of a vision shared by a group of seasoned staffing professionals who have developed strong relationships in the industry and who recognize that true strength comes from a collaborative and open-minded environment where employees, clients, candidates and consultants all are supported and empowered to succeed.

Website: http://www.kavaliro.com
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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/1070686
Twitter: @Kavaliro and @KavaliroJobs

Source: Kavaliro Staffing Services
Contact: Cristina M. Calvet-Harrold, +1-407-832-4814, cristina@kavaliro.com

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