MENLO PARK, CA – Latitude by Genesys, a leading provider of comprehensive debt collection and recovery software solutions, proudly announces its recent donation to the First Coast Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. This valuable contribution will help the organization in its mission to provide weekend nutrition to thousands of food-insecure children in the Clay, Duval, and St. Johns counties.
The First Coast Chapter currently serves over 5,500 children through 46 school partners, working closely with local schools and county administrations to create data-driven nutrition plans tailored to each student’s needs. This year, the organization has provided 200,000 hunger-free weekends and aims to increase that number to 220,000 in the next year.
“Latitude is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate, and we’re honored to contribute to the incredible work of Blessings in a Backpack,” said Cris Bjelajac, Line of Business Owner at Latitude by Genesys. “We understand the crucial role nutrition plays in children’s health and education, and we’re proud to be part of the effort to ensure every child has access to healthy meals.”
Blessings in a Backpack is a national organization with a significant impact, distributing nearly 3.2 million bags of ready-to-eat food to children at 1,118 schools across 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia during the 2021-2022 school year. Since 2009, the organization has provided 26.7 million hunger-free weekends for more than 927,000 children nationwide.
With 9 million children experiencing food insecurity in the United States, organizations like Blessings in a Backpack play a vital role in combating the negative effects of hunger on children’s health, immune systems, and academic achievement. For only $150, one child can be fed on weekends for one 38-week school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program.
For more information on Blessings in a Backpack and how to get involved, visit their website at blessingsinabackpack.org.
About Latitude by Genesys
Latitude by Genesys® is a comprehensive debt collection and recovery solution for managing all pre- and post-charge-off accounts and workflow processes. It provides collectors and agents with the tools to manage the debt collection and recovery process and provides full functionality for the collector’s or agent’s desktop and deploys as a true zero-footprint, browser-based environment. Since 1996, Latitude’s focus has been to provide the most forward-thinking, attractive solution to the business needs of different people and companies in the accounts receivable management (ARM) space. Acquired by Genesys in 2016, Latitude is continually growing, innovating, and reshaping the technology expectations and customer experiences of ARM companies and their consumers.