By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Local Caliber Collision associates at all 14 locations in the Inland Empire area contributed to a record-breaking, company-wide food drive that surpassed all goals and expectations, collecting enough food and cash donations that will translate into one million meals for at-risk children this summer.
Locally, the recent three-week food drive netted 3500 pounds of food and $12,500 in cash donations, including a matching corporate contribution, for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside & San Bernardino.
The results shattered the goal Caliber Collision associates set for themselves as they challenged each other to top last year year’s effort by 25%. The company-wide final tally easily surpassed that initial goal with an incredible 200% increase over previous year’s efforts.
“One million meals will make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of children this summer who might otherwise go hungry without the routine of school lunches” said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision President & CEO. “This year’s results went far beyond our expectations yet are consistent with our purpose to restore our customers and the communities we serve to the rhythm of their lives. We are incredibly proud of how our team members have so successfully rallied their communities to contribute and participate, making this the largest food drive in the collision industry for the third year in a row.”
The all-volunteer, grassroots Rhythm Restoration Food Drive involved 100% participation from all 180 Caliber locations in eight states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas – and corporate headquarters in Lewisville, Texas.
“We sincerely thank our customers, our business partners and the community at large who generously responded to our associates call for support and are part of this important effort to restore the rhythm of regular meals to children and families in our communities,” Grimshaw added.