WISF CAN DO Challenge

join wisf in combating hunger this holiday season

The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) is calling upon our friends throughout the security industry and beyond to help overcome hunger in America. For our third annual CAN DO Challenge, WISF urges each of us to personally make a difference this holiday season.

Simply donate a “can” or “do” an act – like deliver or serve a meal.

CAN DO is about alleviating hunger as part of our industry’s collective commitment to human safety and well-being. We welcome everyone to participate.

How to participate

It's easy to participate! Get involved with a local charity effort and post a picture of your activities on LinkedIn. Inspire others to do the same and make sure to tag #WISFCanDo so we can track participation. Let us know by emailing SIA Charitable Giving Subcommittee Chair Alice DiSanto. Tell us the location and name of your company in your message.

Check out these videos and learn how you can help make a difference.


Your Help is Needed

Although the economy is recovering and jobs are continuing to bounce back at a record pace, inflation remains high, contributing to food insecurity across the country. As primary grocery shoppers and food preparers, women are especially impacted by inflation and rising food prices.

WISF Can Do Challenge infographics

How to Make a Difference

CAN DO means get involved locally.

Support food pantries. Deliver meals. Distribute care packages.

Here are a few places you can volunteer:

Inspire Others to Make a Difference!

We hope that by sharing acts of giving via social media, and tagging our messages as part of the CAN DO Challenge, we can inspire others to do the same. Our goal is to mobilize the strength of the companies where we work, along with the greater security industry as a whole, to make a meaningful difference in all 50 states.

Get the word out!

Use videos and images to challenge others to get involved. Here are some resources to get started:

Going to ISC East?

As you prepare for your trip to ISC East, make sure to pack some snacks and support the Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries' snack bag program. Drop off your donations at SIA Booth #1037. Your donations will support the local New York City community and provide food for those in need. Items needed include:

  • Granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Applesauce
  • Tuna packets
  • Chips
  • Cereal Bars
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Juice
  • Water Bottles

Don't have snacks? You can donate, too!

Our Impact in 2021

Given the fulfillment of the in-person component of ISC East, we were able to collect food and beverage for a local community organization. Items were delivered personally by WISF steering committee members. Organizational state support extended to 13 and international participation from Ireland. The greatest gains came from digital awareness at the corporate and individual level via LinkedIn using tagging.