DALLAS, November 19, 2012—Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath deeply affected communities across the northeastern seaboard, and community food banks are working overtime to assist those in need of help today and for weeks to come. FedEx Office® is extending its support for these valuable community organizations through the first-ever Pack, Ship & Give program.
From November 26 through December 2, 2012, for each Pack & Ship transaction, FedEx Office will donate $1 to the Food Bank For New York City and Community FoodBank of New Jersey, up to $50,000. Each dollar donated will provide five warm meals through the Food Bank For New York City or $10 worth of groceries through the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Together, these food banks distribute 39 million pounds of food and groceries, and serve 146 million meals each year.
“FedEx has been working since immediately following the storm to transport desperately needed relief supplies through the disaster response and community nonprofits where we have existing relationships,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office. “We have been supporting the Food Bank For New York and Community FoodBank of New Jersey for years, and, with the help of our customers, FedEx is eager to provide these organizations with additional aid when the demand for their services remains so high.”
FedEx team members have been lending a hand to help storm victims throughout the region over the past two weeks. On Wednesday, November 14th, New Jersey-based FedEx team members brought much needed post-Sandy support to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, by delivering a truckload of donated food and a $20,000 monetary donation. Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and crew members from his Joe Gibbs Racing team joined the FedEx volunteers to assist the nonprofit in preparing the food to serve the community.
The donation program announced today is in addition to the $1.5 million in cash and in-kind transportation FedEx has already provided in support Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts across the northeast corridor of the United States. In the two weeks following the storm, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Custom Critical networks have transported more than three million pounds of disaster relief supplies, with additional support continuing in response to the ongoing needs of national non-profit relief organizations. For more information on the ongoing relief efforts underway with FedEx support in the New Jersey and New York area, please visit http://news.fedex.com.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., has more than 1,800 stores and locations primarily in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. InformationWeek 500 recognized FedEx Office® Print Online and FedEx Office® Print & Go solutions with the 2011 Most Innovative Products award. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
About FedEx Corp
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.