Record Participation in IDEX’s 2nd Food Insecurity Campaign

Company News

April 15, 2021

The second round of IDEX Foundation grants to support local food banks in serving people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in record participation by business units across the United States, Canada and Europe.

The renewed effort tallied 41 grants for a total of $225,000 USD, surpassing the Foundation’s total of $170,000 USD in donations given in Spring 2020. IDEX teams went above and beyond, with 93 percent site participation in the United States and 70 percent internationally. European businesses achieved an all-time high in participation rate in the campaign, which began earlier this year.

“It’s rewarding to see how many business units stepped up to ensure people in their community who need help with food during these challenging times receive help from us,” Foundation President Derrick Goddard said. “We are such a caring company and that came through in the fantastic participation rates.”

Examples include the team at Pulsafeeder in Florida, USA, which donated food for distribution through the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County (BGCCC).

At LUKAS in Germany, team members donated to Die Tafel in Erlangen, which has deep ties serving people in the community.

And the teams at all IDEX Health & Science facilities in Rochester, New York, Middleboro, Massachusetts, Oak Harbor, Washington, Bristol, Connecticut, Carlsbad, California and Rohnert Park, California, participated in both campaigns!

IDEX business units that have donated $5,000 grants during the 2nd campaign include:

United States Locations

BusinessFood Bank
Akron BrassWooster Hope Center
KnightFamilies Forward
IH&S RochesterFoodLink
CorkenRegional Foodbank of Oklahoma
CVIRoadrunner Food Bank
IH&S Rohnert ParkRedwood Empire Food Bank
Advanced Thin FilmsEmergency Family Assistance Association
Liquid ControlsNorthern Illinois Food Bank
BanjoYouth Services Bureau
IDEX CorporateLakeview Pantry
Warren RuppPeople Helping People
GASTFeeding America West Michigan
TreborUtah Food Bank
IH&S Oak HarborNorth Whidbey Help House
Fluid ManagementWheeling Township Emergency Fund
Pulsafeeder SPOBoys and Girls Club Charlotte County
US VikingNortheast Iowa Foodbank
TopTechBoys and Girls Club Central Florida
ADSCentral Texas Food Bank
ADSBrazos Valley Food Bank
Pulsafeeder EPOFoodLink
AegisGreater Baton Rouge Food Bank
MicrofluidicsThe Greater Boston Food Bank
IH&S MiddleboroSouth Shore Community Action Council, Inc.
HURST Jaws of LifeCouncil on Aging of Cleveland County
IH&S BristolMeals for Neighbors Ministry if Zion Lutheran Church
IH&S CarlsbadThe Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank


Canada and European Locations

BusinessFood Bank
Viking CanadaUnemployed Help Centre of Windsor
QuadroFood Bank of Waterloo
GAST UKRedditch Food Bank
CVI – NetherlandsVoedselbank Montferland
MatconCaring Hands in the Vale
IPEKCaritasverband Kempten-Oberallgäu e.V.
CVI – UKleicester south foodbank
FFM NetherlandsStichting voedselbank Teylingen
PPE UKHomeless Aid UK
LukasDiakonisches Werk Erlangen e.V. Tafel, Erlangen
Richter GermanyTafel Kempen | Martinus-Hilfe e.V.
SampiComunita’ di sant’egidio lucca odv
Alfa ValvoleNon di solo pane A.P.S
OBLSocieta’ Pane Quotidiano Fondazione Arrigo Valentini O.N.L.U.S
Wrightflow TechnologiesEastbourne Foodbank
GodivaFeed the Hungry