At Next Level Performance, we are committed to serving not only our clients, but also our community. Each year, we are involved in a number of community service initiatives that give our team a chance to share our good fortune, and to serve those around us. One of the organizations we partner with is the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and this month, we are sponsoring a Kids Café.

In New Jersey, 524,000 children qualify for free or low-cost school meals. Feeding America reports that 15% of New Jersey children are food insecure, meaning that they do not necessarily know where their next meal is coming from. It certainly makes it hard for a child to flourish in school and in life, if he or she is worried instead about basic needs.  You can find out about hunger near you by checking out Feeding America’s interactive map here.

By sponsoring the Kids Café, we’re making sure that some of New Jersey’s kids have a hearty, balanced meal before they go home at night. In so doing, we help them to have the health and well-being for a good start in life. We believe that we as individuals, and as members of our community, owe them that. We also know that contributing to the Community Food Bank helps us to live up to our own company CARES values – Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Ethical Behavior, and Service – in a meaningful way. We encourage you to consider what you and your organization can do to live your values, and to provide service to  your community.

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About the author

As Vice President of Engagement at Next Level Performance, Susan serves on the board of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), and chairs the IRF Research Committee. She has also served on the board of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) and is a past president of the Recognition Council, and a past member of the Performance Improvement Council and the Incentive and Engagement Solution Providers (IESP). She is interested in the strategies and benefits of employee engagement, incentive, and recognition programs. An avid traveler, she is also passionate about the art and science of incentive travel. Favorite travel destinations: Costa Rica, Iceland, Switzerland, and Maine.

Susan Adams
Vice President of Engagement
sadams@nxlperformance.com