Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Plexus Worldwide recently hosted its Nourish One Week of Service to benefit children and families affected by hunger.
Plexus Ambassadors gathered to give back to children and families in need in communities across the country. Additionally, corporate employees from the Scottsdale headquarters joined in the spirit of giving by volunteering at St. Mary’s Food Bank.
During the Nourish One Week of Service, 209 Plexus team members clocked 418 volunteer hours at the local food bank. In one day, Plexus volunteers served 648 families at the nonprofit’s Knight Distribution Center. Over the course of the week, they also packed 6,471 emergency food boxes which will provide 128,790 meals to local families in need.
“Giving back to our community is an essential part of Plexus culture, so we were thrilled to see more than half of our local workforce sign up for the Nourish One Week of Service,” said Mary Ann Luciano, vice president, Philanthropy at Plexus.
To encourage a culture of giving, Plexus provides 16 hours of personal volunteer time to every employee.
“At Plexus, we believe no one should go hungry because everyone should have access to affordable nutrition. That’s why we created Nourish One, a one-for-one initiative where one serving of Plexus Lean™ equals one meal for a child or family in need,” said Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO of Plexus. “With the support of our Ambassadors, Plexus has donated more than 6 million meals from Lean sales to our U.S. Nourish One partner Feeding America®—the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks.”