PEI-Genesis Donates Over 1,400 Meals to Philabundance to Fight Hunger in Philadelphia
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
PEI-Genesis is a proud supporter of Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization. Philabundance is dedicated to providing food to people in need across the region through direct neighborhood distribution programs and a network of nearly 500 partner agencies which consist of food pantries, emergency kitchens and shelters. PEI-Genesis and their employees have actively donated time, food items and money to Philabundance for the past 5 years. On July 15th, Philabundance recognized PEI for their continued support in the fight against hunger. PEI-Genesis donated enough food to Philabundance to provide almost 1,429 meals to their neighbors in the Delaware Valley.
PEI-Genesis is committed to serving its neighbors, not just in Philadelphia, the home of their North American headquarters, but around the world. PEI-Genesis has over 27 global sales branches and three production facilities that are encouraged to participate in volunteering in their local communities. In 2012, the company formalized their commitment to charity with a global program called Find Your Way. This program both challenged and empowered their employees to take action in their local communities by selecting a local charity to support. PEI-Genesis matched their employee’s volunteering time with a cash donation to the selected charities. As a result, PEI employees have volunteered over 1,000 hours globally since the program launched.
“As someone who has volunteered my time at Philabundance’s food bank, I understand first-hand how much those who rely on this program need and appreciate the work they do,” said Ed Zakrzewski, director of human resources, PEI-Genesis. “I am proud to work for a company like PEI that is a true and dedicated proponent of Philabundance and countless other charities across the globe.”
PEI-Genesis is one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies. From the largest component inventory, they develop engineered solutions that support the military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors worldwide. PEI-Genesis can build over 12 million unique connectors from stock at a rate of more than 5,000 per hour. Using proprietary automation for speed, consistency, and quality, PEI-Genesis can build just 1 piece or 10,000 pieces with equal ease, built to any standard or customized specification. PEI-Genesis is the only partner that guarantees assembly and shipment of connectors in 48 hours and power supplies in a week. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PEI-Genesis has production facilities in South Bend, IN; Bensalem, PA; and Southampton, UK; as well as 27 sales offices in eight countries. More information can be found at http://www.peigenesis.com.
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services through neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 72,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2012, Philabundance distributed nearly 25 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visithttps://www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. Visit us on Facebook, Facebook.com/Philabundance and follow us on Twitter, Twitter.com/Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).