During ABA’s Annual Convention in Scottsdale last week, many of the ABA members’ families came together to give back to the Arizona community. Participating in ABA’s first annual Pay It Forward event, convention attendees’ spouses and children made 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. Tumbleweed Center serves Maricopa County’s youth by providing a safe space for young adults in the community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness.
ABA President and CEO, Robb MacKie, spoke to KTAR Radio 92.3 about the new Pay It Forward event and its importance to the baking industry. “The baking industry consists of civic-minded companies and many family businesses. Our members were eager to participate in a convention program that allowed them to give back to the community hosting our annual convention.”
To view an excerpt from the interview and event photos, click here.
Given the popularity of the Pay It Forward event, ABA anticipates this will be the first of many – a new opportunity for the membership to show its support for the convention host communities.