For 1 in 4 people in Central California, a daily meal is a choice between food and other critical needs – like medicine, utilities, or childcare. There is no luxury of what to eat. The choice is IF they eat.
September was Hunger Action Month, and it was one platform that food banks like the Central California Food Bank used to educate and encourage communities to come together and make a difference in the fight against hunger. The team ran a ‘30 Ways in 30 Days’ campaign to encourage donations and volunteerism all month long. Contributing to the food bank’s efforts, Trane Technologies’ Thermo King was excited to present a $5,000 grant on behalf of its philanthropic We Move Food program.
Thermo King’s grant helped Central California Food Bank exceed $500,000 in total donations in September, dollars that will help the Feeding America affiliate continue to make a real impact in reducing hunger in the communities it serves. Just $1 helps to provide up to seven meals for those in need. Last year, the organization distributed more than 54 million pounds of food through its network of partners which include food pantries, congregate meals, and school programs.
“We have supported Central California Food Bank for the past several years with volunteerism, donations, and service on behalf of Thermo King’s We Move Food program. Giving back and making a difference in the community is an honor from both a business and personal perspective,” said Ken Nelson, Thermo King of Central California.
Supporting food banks is one way to help close the gap on hunger.