C.R. England and England Logistics have announced the launch of the One initiative, a charitable effort to provide 1 million meals annually to hungry children.
To move toward this goal, they will donate proceeds from business transactions to youth meal programs at local food banks around the nation. Both companies have implemented a donation structure to convert profits earned from any business service at either company into proceeds for meals.
The One initiative’s efforts will be tied to food banks where employees are located to facilitate a community outreach. The One initiative aims to invite company employees and drivers, as well as customers, carriers, and freight agents to join in the fight against childhood hunger.
"Reducing the impact of childhood hunger is what we hope to accomplish through the One initiative," said Josh England, president of C.R. England. "We are passionate about this cause and want to do our part in helping to solve this problem in our communities."
A corporate donation will be triggered each time a driver delivers a truckload of freight. At the time of delivery, each driver will designate which of the 19 food banks to direct a donation. Additionally, throughout the year, both C.R. England and England Logistics locations will hold fundraisers with all of the money raised being donated to local food banks.
Finally, employees and drivers are encouraged to provide volunteer service hours at local food banks.
Participating food banks include Utah Food Bank, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Community Food Bank (Fresno, CA), Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Food Bank of the Rockies, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Greater Chicago Food Depository, North Texas Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Second Harvest Inland Northwest, Second Harvest of Southeast North Carolina, South Texas Food Bank, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, and Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
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