More than 400 Ferguson locations participated in the company's annual "Feed the Need" campaign, collecting food, supplies and monetary donations for over 150 different nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S., including animal shelters, food banks, homeless shelters and youth development programs.
"Giving back to our local communities is an important part of our company culture," explained Frank Roach, CEO of Ferguson. "We are grateful to have the opportunity to support the good work of so many nonprofit organizations, and respond to our communities changing social needs."
The two-week drive was conducted at the beginning of summer to coincide with the conclusion of the school year and support the local food banks during a time when donations are needed most. According to the USDA, nearly six out of seven low-income children who eat a free or reduced-price school lunch during the academic year face food insecurities when school is out and food banks are depleted. The initiative aligned with the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission to strengthen the communities where we live and work.
- The New York Metro area, including 38 area locations, donated more than 3,000 pounds of people and animal food to several different nonprofit organizations in New York and New Jersey.
- Associates in the company's 15 Georgia locations combined their efforts for the Georgia Food Bank Association, a network of seven regional food banks in the state that distributes more than 103 million pounds of food.
- The company's headquarters in Newport News, Virginia, collected more than 1,600 pounds of food for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and Peninsula SPCA.