The charity organizations help needy people and save food
Ammerbuch/Hauppauge, December 17, 2020: Instead of sending presents to customers and partners, vhf donates to charity again this year. With this donation, the milling machine and tool manufacturer would like to support the work of the food banks in Germany and the U.S.
“Showing social responsibility is part of our identity. We would like to support the volunteer work of the food banks with our contribution, as it is especially important to show solidarity this year,” says Ria Brandenberger, Member Of The Board at vhf, about the company’s commitment.
In 2020, food banks are facing special challenges: Covid-19 related restrictions led to fewer food donations in many places, a decrease in active volunteers and more expenses for protective measures. The food banks therefore need additional support to cope with the increased workload and the associated costs.
At the same time, the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in an increase in poverty. Many people who have never needed external support before are now finding it difficult to fulfill their most basic needs. These are people who have lost their jobs or part-time jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, or self-employed people whose livelihood is at stake due to a drop in orders.
For this reason, vhf is donating to food bank organizations in Germany and the U.S., instead of sending gifts and greeting cards. These organizations collect surplus food and distribute it to people in need. If you would like to learn more about Feeding America, you can find more information here.
About the charity organization Feeding America:
The mission of the food bank is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. What began in 1979 as a clearinghouse for national food donations is now the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization – a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country.