Cox Automotive is expanding its Drive Away Hunger initiative in Canada.
Under Cox Automotive Canada’s Cox Cares initiative, the company’s business units throughout Canada will team up with local food banks to raise money and food donations. In a program that started Monday that will run through June 23, employees will collect the items Canadian food banks have identified as most urgently needed, including canned or dry pasta and sauces, canned meat and fish, meat alternatives and other canned goods.
“We are committed to our local communities and our employees are driving this great initiative,” said Maria Soklis, president of Cox Automotive Canada. “We know that many Canadian households are struggling to make ends meet and properly their families. We believe the Drive Away Hunger program will raise much-needed food during the summer months when food bank donations are typically low.”
Drive Away Hunger follows Cox Cares’ recent support for those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires though a $30,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, employee donation matching and a clothing drive.