NEWS RELEASE: James M. Cox Foundation Donates $25,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank
Charla Batey, Cox Communications
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Courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
James M. Cox Foundation Donates $25,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank
Aid from Cox to support Orange County families with food during Coronavirus pandemic
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – April 30, 2020 – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are working together to help feed families in Orange County through Second Harvest Food Bank with a $25,000 donation from The James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are very grateful to the James M. Cox Foundation's support in this time of critical need," said Harald Herrmann, chief executive officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. "This generous donation will provide food for the equivalent of 75,000 meals for children, families and seniors who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. Partnerships like these will help our community pull through this difficult time."
The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises and the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. In response to the growing strain on feeding the community, the foundation announced a $25,000 donation to support people in need where Cox lives and works.
“Cox is proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County,” said Jodi Duva, vice president, Cox Business. “During the month of March 2020, Second Harvest served 345,000 people, up nearly 40 percent from pre-pandemic times. As school and workplace closures make access to nutritious food even more challenging, these children and working families need our help now, more than ever. We are thrilled to enable such a great partner to ensure the needs of our community are met during this challenging time.”
For more information on how to receive meals from Second Harvest Food Bank or how you can support them with time, talent or treasure during this critical time, visit www.feedoc.org.
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Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues of $21 billion. www.coxautoinc.com
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
About the James M. Cox Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises' founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas including: conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.