My name is Joe Staniszewski and I am the founder of JBS Entertainment, a mobile entertainment company. I am also paramedic and have been since 1994. As a paramedic, I have seen the hardships people endure every day. As a DJ, I donate my time to various organizations such as Developmental Enterprises Corporation and Family Services of Montgomery County, a group supported by the United Way.
Summer for JBS Entertainment includes parties, weddings, family reunions, and graduations. Summer is a time for fun, celebrations, and relaxation. We know that many children look forward to the end of the school year. Summer for most means baseball, camping, reading, and time to hang out with friends.
For some kids, however, there is a darker side to summer. No school means long, hungry days for students who rely on school lunch programs. Hunger should be unacceptable in a country like ours, and we at JBS Entertainment are deeply committed to ensuring that all Americans — especially children – have access to a healthy diet.
We are an entertainment company, but we are parents first. We adopted our son when he was 5 years old through the Department of Human Services system. Through this adoption, we learned that nutrition is a vital component of a healthy life. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, impacts a child’s future. This includes their physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that foundation. If we can lend a hand to stop these situations and knock out hunger, we will!
We cannot imagine being unable to feed our son when he is hungry. It breaks our heart to imagine children in that situation. The stress of not knowing where your next meal will come from has to be unbearable.
JBS Entertainment wants to make a difference. We know that supplying meals to food insecure families allows them to not only survive, but to thrive. On August 9th, we are supporting the United Way of Bucks County in their effort to pack 64,000 meals.
In these hard economic times, it is up to every American to fight hunger in their community. We are excited to be involved for BKO Hunger’s first year, and we are cheering on the individuals who will be packing meals. Whatever you can do to help the plight of the hungry is useful –raising funds, highlighting public policy issues, making donations, or volunteering. Make your commitment to end hunger in your community and reach out now when people really need it the most.
About the Contributor: Since his first days as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic in both Bucks & Montgomery Counties, Joe Staniszewski has stressed the importance of values such as human dignity, community involvement, and service. These values have guided him in this career path as well as his ventures into the mobile entertainment business. Joe lives with his wife Heather & their son, Aaron in Lansdale, PA.