MALVERN Vanguard celebrated its 22nd annual two-week-long All Cans on Deck food drive beginning on June 13 and provided more than 2.3 million meals globally to local hunger relief agencies and nonprofit organizations in the surrounding areas where its crew live and work.
MALVERN >> Vanguard celebrated its 22nd annual two-week-long All Cans on Deck food drive beginning on June 13 and provided more than 2.3 million meals globally to local hunger relief agencies and nonprofit organizations in the surrounding areas where its crew live and work.
Donations were gathered across Vanguard’s three domestic sites in the U.S., and in Pennsylvania, the Vanguard crew donated more than 1.3 million meals to those in need.
Through Vanguard’s All Cans on Deck food drive, the firm’s crew makes a difference for those living in food insecurity by not just providing food but by providing monetary donations that strengthen the buying power that agencies have for those items they need the most.
At a ceremony, Carolyn Biondi, executive director of Arm in Arm, highlighted the importance of those donations, saying, “Credit donations allow us to fill in when we’re missing on certain food groups … but even more so, allow us to provide fresh food, which is so important.”
This year, the Vanguard crew donated nearly $500,000 to local agencies, which also received a company match from Vanguard — an increase of 20 percent from last year.
“I am proud to go to work each day with people who care about giving back,” said Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley. “While our economy continues to grow and we are in the 10th year of a bull market, not everyone has benefited. Our crew recognize that thousands of families in our communities go to bed hungry each night. We try to alleviate some of that food insecurity by funding over 2.3 million meals through local agencies.”
All Cans on Deck is one of the many programs in Vanguard’s community stewardship efforts.
This year, donations raised in Pennsylvania will go to the follow agency partners: Philabundance, the Food Bank of Delaware, the Chester County Food Bank, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, Arm in Arm, SHARE Foods and the Salvation Army.