On Thursday, July 22 Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was presented with two refrigerated trucks from Chase. These trucks are part of a $5 million national grant to Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks. We are so proud and fortunate to be a member of the Feeding America network.
The presentation of the trucks involved numerous phone meetings with Feeding America and Chase team members. Chase covered all the set-up expenses. All three teams worked very hard on putting together an informative and inspiring presentation.
The event turned out to be a huge success! Second Harvest Board Members, Central Florida Chase representatives, city representatives, partner agency representatives and local supporters were all present.
Chase Central Florida Market Commercial Banking President Michael Dosal presented the keys of the trucks to Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart spoke on the importance of corporate citizenship in helping to solve local problems. Second Harvest Food Bank’s board chairman, Susan Reimer-Sifford touched on the importance of fresh produce to people who can’t afford enough food.
These two new state of the art refrigerated trucks will help Second Harvest Food Bank move an additional 2.2 million pounds of fresh foods to feed people in need each year. In addition to the trucks, Chase also donated funds to operate the trucks for the first year!
On behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank, I would like to thank Mike Dosal, Commissioner Robert Stuart, our board of directors, Chase Team members, Feeding America, our partner agencies and all our supporters who attended the truck presentation.
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