Caliber collects 172,000 meals for local food banks

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July 24, 2012—A two-week food drive conducted by Caliber Collision Centers translated into more than 172,000 meal donations to several food banks in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

During the “Rhythm Restoration Food Drive,” Caliber said it collected 22,000 food items, $5,400 in cash donations, and a corporate contribution of $26,871.

“This is one of the largest food drives in our industry and we thank our customers, vendors and associates who took time to bring donated items to our centers,” said Steve Grimshaw, president and CEO of Caliber. “Restoring customers to the rhythm of their lives is what we do every day when we repair their vehicles. We are proud of our associates’ efforts to extend that commitment and help restore the rhythm of regular meals to children and families in the local communities we serve.”

Donations collected during Caliber’s food drive were given to the following food banks:

• Feeding America San Diego in San Diego
• Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside and San Bernardino in Riverside and San Bernardino, Calif.
• Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in Orange County, Calif.
• Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in Los Angeles
• Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission in Los Angeles
• The Salvation Army in Dallas
• Tarrant Area Food Bank in Fort Worth, Texas
• Houston Food Bank in Houston
• St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix
• The Community Food Bank in Tucson, Ariz.
• Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas

“This contribution comes at an extremely critical time during summer months when donations slow down but the need to feed many families does not,” said Carole Tremblay, chief development officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “With many families still struggling in this economy, and school lunch programs on hiatus for the summer, Caliber’s contribution will make a tremendous positive impact in the lives of many families.” 

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