LEWISVILLE, Texas, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliber Collision's 5th Annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive has resulted in 3.1 million meals collected for donation to 37 different food banks across the U.S.
Caliber Collision, the largest collision repair company in North America, created the Rhythm Restoration food drive as a grassroots effort, spearheaded by Caliber's 9,000 associates, to rally customers, local business partners, and the general public to donate cash and food for at-risk children who don't receive subsidized school lunches over the summer months. The three-week campaign raised over $334,000 in cash donations and thousands of pounds of food items.
According to Feeding America, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. worry about when they'll have their next meal. Hunger is especially devastating in childhood. Studies show that proper nutrition is critical to a child's physical, emotional and learning development. The problem is especially acute during the summer months when at-risk children do not have access to subsidized school lunch programs.
Collection bins were set up at each of Caliber's 420 locations nationwide. Caliber associates challenged each other and engaged their local communities through a variety of fundraising events such as car shows, auctions, motorcycle rallies, dunk tanks, head shaving, pie throwing and other giving opportunities.
"Giving back to our local communities is an integral part of Caliber's core values," said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision Chief Executive Officer. "I am proud of our 9,000 teammates who worked tirelessly over the three week drive to raise a record breaking amount of meals for kids in need. We thank our business and community partners who have joined with us to restore the rhythm of life for children across the 16 states that Caliber serves."
About Caliber Collision Centers
Caliber Collision Centers is one of the largest collision repair companies in America with 420 I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers across 16 states. Caliber is consistently ranked among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry and backs all repair work with a written, lifetime warranty available at any of its 420 repair centers. For more information about Caliber Collision, please visit our website at www.calibercollision.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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