IDEX Teams Break Records in Third Food Drive Challenge
July 25, 2022
IDEX employees worldwide rose up and met the IDEX Foundation challenge, addressing food insecurity in their communities by collecting and donating a combined total of 20.5 tons (18,643 kilograms) of non-perishable foods to local food banks, providing an estimated 34,250 meals* to people in need in the second quarter.
As part of its challenge, the IDEX Foundation also gave $5,000 USD to each of the more than 40 local food banks supported by IDEX business units, resulting in an additional $215,000 in direct assistance to help people in need.
“The entire IDEX Foundation board is absolutely overwhelmed with the generosity of our business units and how well our site coordinators performed leading the food drives, which are helping so many people during these times of high inflation,” IDEX Foundation Board President Derrick Goddard said. “I would like to personally thank each site leader and all the local teams who got behind this effort for their continued commitment to their communities. I received multiple messages of sincere thanks from the food banks our teams supported.”
As part of the IDEX Foundation challenge, business units competed for which site could collect the most food for donation. Business units were divided into three size groups depending on number of employees and collected non-perishable food donations in the second quarter. The winners earned a celebratory team meal on IDEX.
This was the third food insecurity campaign led by the IDEX Foundation since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
*Feeding America estimates 1.2 pounds of food equals one meal.