Vanguard’s ‘All Cans on Deck’ Food Drive Donates 2.3 Million Meals Toward Hunger Relief



Vanguard recently celebrated its 22nd annual food drive, as the “All Cans on Deck” initiative that began in mid-June and lasted two weeks provided more than 2.3 million meals to hunger relief agencies and nonprofits in the areas where the company’s employees live and work.

Donations were gathered across Vanguard’s three domestic sites in the U.S., and in Pennsylvania, Vanguard crew donated more than 1.3 million meals to those in need.

Through the food drive, the firm’s crew makes a difference for those living with food insecurity by not just providing food, but by providing monetary donations that strengthen the buying power that agencies have for those items they need the most.

“Credit donations allow us to fill in when we’re missing on certain food groups, but even more so, allow us to provide fresh food, which is so important,” said Carolyn Biondi, executive director of Arm in Arm.

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This year, Vanguard crew donated nearly $500,000 to local agencies, which also received a company match from Vanguard, an increase in 20 percent from last year.

“I am proud to go to work each day with people who care about giving back,” said Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley. “While our economy continues to grow, and we are in the 10th year of a bull market, not everyone has benefited. Our crew recognize that thousands of families in our communities go to bed hungry each night. We try to alleviate some of that food insecurity by funding over 2.3 million meals through local agencies.”

“All Cans on Deck” is one of the many programs in Vanguard’s extensive portfolio of Community Stewardship efforts. This year, donations raised in Pennsylvania will go to the follow agency partners: Philabundance, the Food Bank of Delaware, the Chester County Food Bank, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, Arm in Arm, SHARE Foods, and the Salvation Army.

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