Easy Mile Fitness Partners with Puerto Rican Nonprofit to Feed Those in Need
While the holidays can be a great time to spend with family, it can also be a difficult time for those on a limited income. Easy Mile Fitness recognized this and stepped in to assist the local community by collaborating with the Caja de Amor (Love Box) program of the Dream Center Esperanza nonprofit. The Dream Center Esperanza works to help children and adults in need in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. According to the nonprofit’s website, 44% of families in Puerto Rico are below the poverty line. This figure alone shows how much Easy Mile Fitness’s help is appreciated and needed.
Through the collaboration, the PF® franchise donated a box of food to 200 families in the El Cotto community in Arecibo for Thanksgiving. Each box included food items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, including rice, beans, vegetables, potatoes and turkey or pork. The boxes each had enough food for about four people, so the group was able to feed around 800 people for the holiday. The delivery of the boxes was done in coordination with the Boys & Girls Club of Arecibo.
“We are proud to be able to contribute to this effort. We had a great opportunity to help our community, in partnership with Boys & Girls Club of Arecibo and Dream Center,” said Philip Amato, chief operating officer of Easy Mile Fitness.
In December, Easy Mile Fitness had 13 clubs in Puerto Rico, but in 2023, it plans to open four more.