Lineage Logistics says it recently achieved its “Share A Meal” campaign goal of helping provide 100 million meals to people in need in response to COVID-19.
As a result of its financial donations to Feeding America in support of the campaign, the temperature-controlled logistics provider was named a Visionary Partner of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Feeding America Visionary Partners are recognized for their contributions or commitments of $4 million or more, donations of 40 million pounds or more of food and grocery products, or combined gifts of $2 million or more and 20 million pounds or more of food and grocery products.
The new designation coincides with Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month in September, which calls upon people across the United States to stand together with the Feeding America network to fight hunger.
“Lineage is in a unique position to directly help overcome the challenges of food insecurity, and I’m incredibly proud to lead a company that continues to so actively live out our purpose of helping to feed the world,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, Lineage’s president and CEO. “We are extremely grateful for all of our ‘Share A Meal’ partners who came on board to support the campaign.
“Without each and every one of them, it simply would not have been possible to achieve such an ambitious goal.”
Lineage launched its Share A Meal campaign on March 23, calling on global influencers, individuals and food chain leaders to help provide 100 million meals to people affected by COVID-19 and the global food emergency that followed the pandemic’s onset. The campaign took a multi-faceted approach to raising awareness and funds that involved donations of time, expertise, services and employment.
“Being named as a Feeding America Visionary Partner is proof of our staunch commitment to the organization and its incredible mission,” said Kevin Marchetti, co-founder and managing partner of Bay Grove, the principal investment firm backing Lineage. “We take our responsibility to help feed the world extremely seriously, and we see it as part of our charge not only to make an impact but also to continue spreading awareness around the issue of food waste and insecurity, particularly during Hunger Action Month.”