Throughout September and October, Gexpro joined Move For Hunger in the Move 2 Fight Hunger Challenge, providing over 16,000 meals to those in need!
Gexpro, a world-class supply chain services outsource provider, had 41 employees participate in the challenge, with over 2,400 miles (over 3,900km) moved! The Move 2 Fight Hunger challenge is a virtual competition that encourages participants to get active through running, walking, biking, cooking, dancing, and more! From September 7 to October 21, each mile moved by the participants translated into meals provided.
“Gexpro Services was proud to partner with Move for Hunger this fall. The opportunity to couple a movement challenge with giving back was a fun and motivating partnership for our employees,” said Laura McConnell, Global HR Director for Gexpro. “Food insecurity is a cause we are passionate about as a business, especially considering the impact COVID-19 closures had on countless Americans’ access to food. Thank you to Move for Hunger for the important work you do!”
In America, over 42 million people are food insecure and 13 million children don’t know where their next meal will come from. COVID has only intensified the issue, impacting the 29 million children who relied on free/reduced cost meals at school to eat, the almost 9 million food-insecure seniors, the 500,000 homeless individuals, and the hundreds of thousands of Americans who lost their jobs.
This event was Gexpro's first with Move For Hunger, and we look forward to future collaborations. We’re thankful for companies like Gexpro and their support in helping feed local communities in need!
If you’d like to join the fight against hunger, make sure to check out our Take Action page to learn how you can help!