The need for food pantry donations is greater than ever and our employees stepped up to the challenge by collecting food during our fourth annual food insecurity challenge. The IDEX Foundation challenged businesses across IDEX to collect food and donate it to their local food pantries from April through June. The IDEX Foundation also donated $5,000 USD to each food bank selected by each IDEX business unit—culminating in a total of $35,000 in donations. 11,800 lbs of food was collected by IDEX Health & Science employees. Across all IDEX Corporation business units, over 58,000 lbs of food was collected—breaking last year’s record.
Our Bristol site collected 585 pounds of food and personal items for the Lutheran Zion Church in Bristol, CT to support their Meals for Neighbors program, which offers a free food operation four nights per week. The church oversees this free food operation 4 nights per week with the help of volunteers from all over the city and surrounding towns.
Our Carlsbad team was able to donate 276 pounds of food to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Combined with the North County Food Bank chapter, these organizations comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County serving, on average, 500,000 people per month.
Employees from Middleboro collected 2,836 pounds of food for the South Shore Community Action Council in Plymouth. South Shore Community Action Council provides food assistance to approximately 9,000 children, the elderly, and families every month.
The Oak Harbor team came together and collected 6,004 pounds of food for the North Whidbey Help House, a local food bank in Oak Harbor. The organization was incorporated in 1977 as a "stand-alone" food bank.
Rochester / Lima
Participants from our Rochester and Lima facilities donated 1,033 pounds of food to Foodlink, a Rochester, NY. Foodlink is a nonprofit serving as the “hub of emergency food system across a 10-county service area.” Through a multifaceted approach, Foodlink aims to not only provide food assistance, but also create programs that aim to build the health and wealth of the communities they serve.
The Rohnert Park site collected 1,512 pounds of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa, CA. Employees donated $1,325 in cash donations. Redwood Empire Food bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the area that provides emergency food to individuals, families, seniors, and children.
Our ThinXXS microfluidics division in Zweibrucken, Germany collected several boxes of food for the Zweibrücken Food Bank . Employees collected the supplies and delivered them to the organization.
A huge thank you to all the sites and coordinators who made this happen!