The The Entertainment Consumers Association announced that its local chapters are working together to collect and share food in their local communities in the United States and Canada.
The ECA is also asking the gaming community to pitch in in whatever way they can by volunteering or by giving food to your local ECA chapter. You can find an ECA chapter near you by checking out this list.
The full press release from the ECA can be found below:
ECA CHAPTERS HOLD FOOD DRIVE TO HELP SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD BANKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Non-Profit Advocacy Group for Gamers Teams Up with Food Banks across the United States and Canada to put a stop to hunger.
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the membership organization which represents gamers, today announced that chapters are lending their support and providing food drive in locations all across the US and Canada where the respective chapters are located. The ECA is asking its members and the gaming community to help support this mission and get involved. You can join a chapter or (form one if there isn’t already one in your area) by visiting http://www.theeca.com. "We look for ways in which to help communities in need," said Heather Ellertson, ECA Vice President of Marketing. "Our chapters are a great way for gamers to get involved in the gaming community and to partake in activities with others who share similar interests. They each have their own activities and events that they do, such as game nights or membership drives. They help drive ECA campaigns, and are used for focus groups and beta testing. We are pleased that our chapters, will be the driving force behind this year's 'Gamers for Giving' food drive.
About The ECA
The ECA is the membership organization which represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts. As such, the ECA is committed to a host of public policy efforts, empowering and enabling the membership to effect change. Additionally, the organization provides members substantial affinity benefits including discounts on games-related purchases and rentals, as well as community and educational initiatives. For additional information on the ECA, including affinity benefits, member discounts and joining the association, please visit: http://www.theeca.com.
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