(Columbus, Ohio) – Columbus-based third-party logistics provider (3PL) Zipline Logistics raised a record-setting amount of food and financial support for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. As part of Zipline’s annual Strike Out Hunger bowling event participants raised more than previous years for a total of 1,925 pounds of non-perishables and $3,252 in monetary support. With every $1 donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank providing $10 worth of groceries to hungry families and individuals, Zipline is proud to deliver more than $32,000 in necessary provisions.
“We leveraged friendly competition between employees to boost donation amounts,” explained Zipline’s CEO Walter Lynch explains. “It was incredible to see internal teams rally together and really go above in beyond with donations. Every team wanted to be the one who made the largest impact.”
Zipline Logistics matched food donations, dollar for pound, at $1,925. Additional monetary donations of $1,327 were collected during the company’s first-ever silent auction. Packages with gifts from local businesses, partners, and employees were up for grabs at the 2016 Strike Out Hunger event. Generous contributions came from: Aladdin’s Grandview, Bakersfield Short North, Basi Italia, Columbus Crew, Easy St. Café, Eddie George’s Grill, Forno, Jefferson Country Club, Grandview Movie Theater, Kingmakers, Lacquer Gallery, Lindey’s, Local Cantina Grandview, Matt the Miller’s Grandview, Old North Arcade, Press Grill, Sweat Box, Sweet Carrot, TITLE Boxing, Vino Vino, Watershed Distillery, Wolf Ridge Brewing, Yatz Grandview.
Efforts were timed to coincide with National Hunger Action Month. Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, sponsors this important month in September with hopes to bring awareness to the fact that more than 42 million Americans are food insecure and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. Feeding America hopes to encourage and inform everyone that they have a role to play in ending hunger.
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Zipline Logistics is North America’s first multimodal transportation provider to specialize exclusively in serving the retail and consumer products sectors. Founded in 2007, the company is renowned nationwide among retailers, distributors, and manufacturers for providing results-driven partnerships, unparalleled service, and cutting-edge data intelligence. For more information, go to www.ziplinelogistics.com or call 888.469.4754.