#WeAllCan: AEO x Feeding America

Since the start of #WeAllCan, we’ve been asking you to tell us how you’re making a difference in your community or making a positive impact in your world. Now, it’s our turn – this season, we’re putting our words into action and partnering with Feeding America over the holidays to provide up to 1,375,000 meals to local food banks across the country (with your help, of course!), and we’re getting out there to volunteer with our local food banks.

Last month, AEO corporate employees volunteered at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as part of our partnership with Feeding America. We helped the facility sort non-perishable items donated to the food bank before being processed and sent out to local food pantries. We were happy to assist during the especially busy holiday season! Take a look at our volunteer photo diary to see how we spent our time at the food bank & keep reading to see how you can get involved.

“More than 42 million people in the United States face hunger, including 13 million children. We all have a role to play in getting more food to more people. American Eagle’s #WeAllCan initiative ensures every generation can play their part. We are grateful to be included in their holiday promotion.” – Nancy Curby, Interim Senior Vice President of Development at Feeding America

AEO x Feeding America: Home Office Corporate Employees Volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank

WHY FEEDING AMERICA?

  • 34% of the homeless population in America is under age 24.
  • Persistently poor children are 13% less likely to finish high school and 43% less likely to complete college.

GET TO KNOW FEEDING AMERICA

  • Feeding America is the third largest charity in the U.S.
  • *$1 is able to provide 11 meals for those in need through the Feeding America network.
  • Millennials ages 21-30 are the demographic group most likely to say they intend to support Feeding America.

HOW WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • Thru 12.25, AEO will donate up to 1,375,000 meals to local food banks across the country.*
  • Associates will be hosting internal food drives in stores and delivering food to their local food pantries in January.

AEO x Feeding America: Home Office Corporate Employees Volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank

Sorting, packing & stacking boxes to prep them for shipment to food pantries.

AEO x Feeding America: Home Office Corporate Employees Volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank

Touring the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Facility.

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Checking labels and expiration dates is an important part of sorting food received.

AEO x Feeding America: Home Office Corporate Employees Volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank

Filling boxes with a variety of packages (cans, boxes, bags) help to evenly source food for the pantries.

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Each box shipped to food pantries must weigh 30 lbs., so volunteers are equipped with scales to make the job easier.

AEO x Feeding America: Home Office Corporate Employees Volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

Show us how you’re making a difference this year with #WeAllCan on Instagram & Twitter!

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Music Monday: AEO September 2016 Playlist

New month, new playlist, new vibe. This month, we’re celebrating Music Monday & the launch of #WeAllCan with a playlist that combines alternative rock and cool remixes for a sound that keeps you guessing. Our September tracks also feature several of our favorite songs from #WeAllCan cast members, like Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving” and Troye Sivan’s “YOUTH.” Check out the playlist on Spotify, and see if any of your recent faves made the cut.

Music Monday: AEO September 2016 Playlist

  1. Push (feat. Andrew Wyatt) – The Chainsmokers, A-Trak, Andrew Wyatt
  2. Start A Riot – Thundatraxx Remix – BANNERS
  3. Good Grief – Bastille
  4. I Love You Always Forever – Betty Who, Mighty Mike, Tessa
  5. Honey Sweet – Blossoms
  6. This Is What You Came For – Bobby Puma Remix – Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Bobby Puma
  7. Closer – The Chainsmokers, Halsey
  8. We Don’t Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez) – Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez
  9. Bury It – CHVRCHES, Hayley Williams
  10. I Feel Numb (feat. Alex Frankel) – Classixx, Alex Frankel
  11. I’m Not Part of Me – Cloud Nothings
  12. You & I – Colony House
  13. The Coast (feat. Jvzel) – Coolwater Set, RAC, JVZEL
  14. After The Moment – Craft Spells
  15. Backbeat – Dagny
  16. Miracle – The Darcys
  17. Rise N Shine – Eva Shaw, Poo Bear
  18. Capsize – FRENSHIP, Emily Warren
  19. Silhouette – Goldroom
  20. Long Night – Dim Sum Remix – Guster, Dim Sum
  21. Starving – Hailee Steinfeld
  22. Benediction – Radio Edit – Hot Natured
  23. In The Stars – Icona Pop
  24. House Work – Jax Jones, Mike Dunn, MNEK
  25. Jackpot (The Him Remix) – Jocelyn Alice
  26. Close to the Wire – Kant, Leo Stannard
  27. In My Arms – Kaz Verhouzer, Palm Trees
  28. Tied To You (feat. Justin Tanter) – The Knocks, Justin Tanter
  29. Into You – Kolaj, Eric Nam
  30. Underground – KONGOS
  31. Tired of Talking – A-Trak & Cory Enemy Remix – LÉON, A-Trak, Cory Enemy
  32. Lovers Who Uncover – The Little Ones
  33. Out of Mind – Live City Remix – Magic Man, Live City
  34. Cold Water – Major Lazer, Justin Bieber
  35. Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse OGD) – Major Lazer
  36. Withdrawl – Spada Remix – Max Frost, Spada
  37. Over and Over – Miike Snow
  38. Not That Simple – Kyle Tree Remix – Mike Posner
  39. Superstitious – Chris McClenny Remix – MKTO, Chris McClenny
  40. Winterbreak – Tiësto’s Deep House Remix – MUNA, Tiësto
  41. Ballroom Floor – Oberhofer
  42. The Wild Life (Mister Freeze Remix) – Outasight
  43. How We Feel – Panama
  44. Chariots – Paper Route
  45. Give It To Me Twice (feat. Sean Kingston) – Party Favor, Sean Kingston, Rich The Kid
  46. Not Nice – PARTYNEXTDOOR
  47. Freeze (Radio Mix) – Prinze George
  48. Clear – Pusher Mothica
  49. Bring Back The Summer (feat. OLY) – Rain Man, OLY, Boehm
  50. Strangers – The Rebel Light
  51. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  52. Wall Around Your Heart – The Rifles
  53. Common Emotion (feat. MNEK) – Rudimental, MNEK, The Golden Pony
  54. Evil – Savages
  55. Birdwatching – The Shelters
  56. Bait And Switch – The Shins
  57. So Long (feat. Madi) – Slushii, Madi
  58. Summer Nights – Tiësto, John Legend
  59. Crewcut – Tijuana Panthers
  60. NOBO – Tijuana Panthers
  61. Not My Girl – Tokyo Police Club
  62. LA Love – Transviolet
  63. YOUTH – Gryffin Remix – Troye Sivan, Gryffin
  64. When We Were Young – The Wild Wild
  65. Amerika – Wintersleep
  66. Invitation (feat. Yade Lauen) – Yellow Claw, Yade Lauren

What songs are on your own Fall playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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