Plexus announced that its Lean Forward initiative has resulted in 3.4 million meals being donated to Feeding America.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company also announced an extension of the promotion to continue to help people affected by food insecurity during the COVID- 19 crisis.
What was meant to be a five-day initiative in partnership with Feeding America to donate one meal per Lean serving turned into an effort by the Plexus community to support the health of families across the nation. The milestone comes as Plexus celebrates its two-year anniversary as a Leadership Partner with Feeding America.
“Before this pandemic, Feeding America provided meals to 40 million people, and since the pandemic, those numbers have gone through the roof,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “We are now estimating that there will be 53 million people facing hunger in this country as a result of this pandemic and the food insecurity that existed before it started. Of those 53 million, approximately 20 million are children. So, we need the help of partners like Plexus.
“Through our partnership with Plexus we’ve been able to provide almost 13 million meals,” said Babineaux-Fontenot. “That’s a big number, the need is great and Plexus helping to fill it.”
The Plexus Lean Forward promotion is one of many initiatives launched under the Plexus Nourish One charity program, in partnership with Feeding America. The goal is to help communities care for the ones they love and those hit hardest by the current storm. With every serving of Plexus Lean within a pack, Nourish One will donate the equivalent of one meal to citizens and families in need across the country.