March 2, 2022
Grifols partners with Feeding America® to help address hunger in the U.S.
- The Grifols Box Out Hunger food drive, in its first year as an official partner of Feeding America®, has a goal of collecting more than one million pounds of food for local member food banks
- In the U.S., 38 million people face hunger, including 12 million children
Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2022 – Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P NASDAQ: GRFS), a global leader in plasma-derived medicines with more than 110 years of history helping to improve the health and well-being of people, today announced it is partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to help “box out hunger” by collecting nonperishable food and raising money for local member food banks across the country.
Through the collaboration, Grifols employees, donors and community neighbors will team up with local businesses and community organizations throughout the month of March to help collect nonperishable food items for local Feeding America member food banks.
Participants will be able to drop off nonperishable food at one of the more than 300 Grifols donor centers across the U.S., with the goal of breaking the one million pounds of food mark to benefit Feeding America member food banks. Last year, Grifols collected the equivalent of 800,000 pounds of food through its Box Out Hunger program.
“It’s amazing to see donors come together to contribute to a cause that will support individuals in their community during this challenging time,” said Tony Procaccio, Chief Operations Officer, Grifols Network of Plasma Centers. “With Feeding America as a partner, we hope the Grifols Box Out Hunger food drive is able to help even more communities this year.”
"Feeding America member food banks are working hard to meet the needs of communities facing hunger,” said Lauren Biedron, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Feeding America. “We are grateful to Grifols, their employees and plasma donors for their ongoing efforts to fight hunger through their Box Out Hunger food drive.”
Grifols, which operates the world’s largest network of plasma donor centers, is enabling its donors to amplify their kindness through both their lifesaving plasma donations, as well as the food drive. Like food donations, there continues to be an urgent need for plasma right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Plasma donations are used to make critical medicines for patients who often have no alternative treatment options.
Donors will also have the opportunity to make monetary donations to the Grifols Box Out Hunger campaign. The J.A. Grifols Foundation, Grifols’ community-oriented non-profit, will match monetary donations made dollar for dollar.
Since establishing its Box Out Hunger campaign in 2018, Grifols has collaborated with local food banks. This is the first year the healthcare company is partnering with Feeding America.
To learn more about the Grifols Box Out Hunger food drive, visit https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/box-out-hunger.
About Feeding America®
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.