Elara will donate at least 750,000 meals through Feeding America® to help people struggling with hunger
JERICHO, NY, April 24, 2018 – Elara Brands, a social mission-driven producer of food handling gloves for restaurants and non-commercial foodservice operators, announced a new partnership with Feeding America® – the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Through Elara’s One Case • One Meal® giving program, the company will donate a minimum of 750 thousand meals* to Feeding America in 2018 to help people struggling with hunger.
Elara® was launched in 2011 with the mission of fighting hunger embedded in its business model. For each case of an Elara product purchased, the company donates a meal to a local food bank. Elara has helped provide more than 2 million meals through its One Case • One Meal program to date. “Our partnership with Feeding America will enable Elara to further expand our meal giving program,” said Dan Grinberg, Elara’s founder and president. “1 in 8 people face hunger in our country, a mind-boggling statistic that we want to help change,”
“We are grateful for Elara’s partnership with Feeding America in our mission to end hunger,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Operations at Feeding America. “Food insecurity affects 41 million people in America, including 13 million children. Giving models such as Elara’s are helping to make a difference.”
“We are proud of the more than 100,000 meals Elara and Shake Shack have helped provide to our designated member food bank, City Harvest, since our partnership began,” said Jeff Amoscato, Vice President of Supply Chain & Menu Innovation at Shake Shack. “Elara is a vendor that shares Shake Shack’s mission to ‘Stand for Something Good.’”
For TriMark Adams-Burch, a leading foodservice equipment and supplies distributor based in Landover, Maryland, “Elara’s One Case • One Meal program is part of our commitment to helping people in need,” said Lisa Mongé, Director of Product Management and Marketing. “Through Elara’s One Case • One Meal program, Tri-Mark Adams Burch helps provide meals to three Feeding America member food banks in the Mid-Atlantic region we serve.”
“There’s strength in numbers,” adds Grinberg. “As more companies and individuals join with us, we’re going to help feed that many more people. That’s what Elara was set up to do. Now with Feeding America, our impact will be even greater”
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Elara Brands guarantees a minimum donation of 750,000 meals to Feeding America and member food banks from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
About Elara Brands
Elara Brands, headquartered in Jericho, New York, is a leading supplier of single-use gloves, apparel and related products for foodservice, industrial and medical applications. Elara was established with a social mission in its DNA – fighting hunger in America. Through its signature One Case • One Meal program, for each case purchased by a customer, Elara donates a meal to a local food bank to help a person struggling with hunger. For more information, please visit the Elara Brands website at www.elarabrands.com/fighting-hunger.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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