GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In every community across the United States, there are people who do not know where they will sleep each night or where their next meal will come from. To recognize and help raise awareness for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, observed on November 12-20, 2016, employees from Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, swapped their laptops for ladles and fulfilled the Ministry of Caring’s lunch service needs at its Emmanuel Dining Room in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Ministry of Caring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those living in poverty in the greater Wilmington area. Its Emmanuel Dining Room helps combat hunger and serves hundreds of nutritious meals a day, in restaurant fashion, at no cost and with no questions asked, 365 days a year.
“We, at Emmanuel Dining Room, are passionate about helping those in need in our community,” said Dorine Menchhofer, Emmanuel Dining Room Associate Program Director. “We are thankful for the support of donors and volunteers that make an impact every single day.”
Employees at Axalta’s North American Headquarters also hosted a non-perishable food drive to collect canned goods for Emmanuel Dining Room’s busy holiday season. And employees at its Mount Clemens, Michigan plant also held a food benefit for the Panther Pantry at Neil Reid High School in Macomb County, Michigan. The pantry provides food to students and families of the high school who have an emergency food need.
To learn more about the Ministry of Caring or to donate, visit www.ministryofcaring.org.
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.