SALT LAKE CITY October 27, 2018 – C.R. England and England Logistics have reached their goal to provide funding for one million meals for children through partnerships with 20 food banks located in the United States and Mexico.
The Million Meals milestone was reached early Saturday morning, October 20 as part of the “One Initiative,” a campaign that invites company employees, customers, carriers, and freight agents to join the fight against childhood hunger.
The achievement was recognized with a Celebration of Service on Saturday, October 27 at Utah Food Bank for employees of the two companies located in Salt Lake City. The Celebration of Service was attended by more than 400 employees and family members and included a 5K race, service projects at Utah Food Bank, breakfast and games for children. Also attending were senior management of C.R. England and England Logistics as well as Utah Food Bank President and CEO Ginette Bott.
Employees at other company locations nationwide also participated in fundraising or service activities during the month of October to recognize the milestone.
“When we launched the One Initiative in January, we were hopeful we could have an impact in helping to provide meals to children in need,” said Josh England, president of C.R. England. “Forty million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 12 million children. This is simply unacceptable! The One Initiative has helped unite our employees, drivers and customers in an effort that is making an immediate contribution to alleviating childhood hunger in the communities where we do business.”
In January 2018, C.R. England and England Logistics implemented a donation structure that converts profits earned from any business service at either company into meals for children in need. For instance, for every load C.R. England delivers, they donate a meal to a food bank of the delivery driver’s choosing. Similarly, for every load that England Logistics brokers, a donation toward a meal is provided. The One Initiative’s efforts are focused on 20 partner food banks in communities where their employees live and work. Every donation leads directly to a food-insecure child receiving a meal. The initial goal was to provide one million meals to food banks by December 31, 2018. The companies expect to now provide more than 1.4 million meals by year’s end.
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. In Mexico, Banco de Alimentos Querétaro (Queretaro).
The One Initiative is founded on the idea that through a united effort, a nationwide difference can be made to benefit children in need. For more information or to donate, visit www.oneagainstchildhoodhunger.com.
About C.R. England
Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc., is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, and is one of North America’s largest refrigerated transportation companies. C.R. England services include National, Mexico, and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.com.
About England Logistics
England Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, is one of the nation’s top freight brokerage firms and offers a vast portfolio of non-asset based transportation solutions, including full truckload services, intermodal, dry and cold chain LTL, parcel, global logistics, and complete supply chain management. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the company also has offices in Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Greeley, CO; Ogden, UT; and Portland, OR. For more information, visit www.englandlogistics.com.
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