Good Neighbor Program enlists network of local food banks to fight hunger
DENVER, Jan. 12, 2022 — OmniTRAX, The Broe Group’s transportation affiliate, has provided more than one million meals as part of its annual campaign to fight domestic food insecurity. With the help of local food banks throughout the nationwide markets served by its 24 rail affiliates, the 2021 OmniTRAX Good Neighbor Program has eclipsed its goal of distributing one million meals across the United States.
“America’s industrial communities are the backbone of domestic supply chains, and they are also home to our teammates, neighbors and partners,” said OmniTRAX CEO Dean Piacente. “Helping those in need is part of our annual commitment to be good neighbors to the communities we serve. Given the rising need for food and the ongoing strain of manufacturer and retailer supply chains, these meals offer timely relief and greatly reduce the risk of community hunger.”
Food bank recipients span from California to Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Community meal pledges are further supported by local employee volunteer service from OmniTRAX rail affiliates including Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, Cleveland & Cuyahoga Railway, Fulton County Railway, Great Western Railway of Colorado, Georgia Woodlands Railroad, Georgia & Florida Railway, Illinois Railway, Northern Ohio & Western Railway, River Ridge Railroad, Sand Springs Railway Company, Savannah Industrial Transportation, Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad, and Winchester & Western Railroad.
The annual food bank commitments are matched by OmniTRAX parent company The Broe Group.