JPMorgan Chase donates new truck to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

JPMorgan Chase recently donated a new 24 foot truck to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, which will help the organization deliver and pick up food donated to its Fresh Rescue program from retail stores throughout metro Milwaukee. Last year, the Fresh Rescue program gathered more than four million pounds of fresh food.
“At Chase, we strive to give back to the local, underserved communities we serve in Wisconsin, particularly when our efforts can enhance their quality of life,” said Jim Popp, Wisconsin and Minnesota president for Chase. “This refrigerated truck better equips Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to deliver nutritious food to our local communities, and we could not be more proud to be part of this hunger relief initiative.”
The truck was part of a $5 million national grant from Chase to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. The donation has supplied the nonprofit with 34 trucks to 20 food banks in communities hit hard by the recession.
“Meat and produce provide essential nutrition including protein and vitamins that are often lacking from the diets of those at risk of hunger,” said Bonnie Bellehumeur, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “We’re grateful for community partners like Chase that are taking an active role in caring for hungry children and families. This truck will provide healthy food choices for those struggling to put food on the table for years to come.”

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