Lineage Logistics details partnership with Feeding America
Lineage Logistics, a large provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, has announced a partnership with Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. Since the partnership’s inception in January, Lineage has donated $150,000, the equivalent of 1.5 million meals, in addition to time and supply chain expertise to the leading nonprofit.
Since January, Lineage team members have donated over 12,000 pounds of food through food drives, and volunteered over 2,500 hours at Feeding America member food banks nationwide, helping to pack nearly 1 million meals for food insecure families across the country. The Company sponsored 120 volunteer events in September alone in support of Hunger Action Month — Feeding America’s annual awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.
Unique to the partnership is the Lineage’s skills-based volunteering efforts. In addition to its financial contributions to Feeding America, Lineage has also donated significant subject matter expertise in the fields of supply chain logistics, safety, compliance, engineering and strategy management to help Feeding America and its local food banks optimize its operations. Most recently, the Lineage data science team developed a custom transportation model to create greater visibility and efficiencies across Feeding America’s shipping lanes. The tool, which was developed on a voluntary basis, was designed to help continuously monitor network activity and provide better opportunities to connect food-insecure families to food.
“The impact we have made and will continue to make — both in our daily charge to connect people to food as well as in our partnership with Feeding America — poses a tremendous opportunity to the larger supply chain and logistics community worldwide,” said Lehmkuhl. “I look forward to seeing the partnership between Lineage and Feeding America continue to grow and the industry as a whole come together in pursuit of a zero-waste future.”