OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) recently hosted a 24-hour rice packing event called “Feed the Body, Feed the Soul” focused on fighting poverty in northeast Wisconsin. The event took place from October 13-14 at Feeding America of Northeast Wisconsin.
Thanks to more than 900 volunteers who donated more than 2,700 hours of time, over 202,000 pounds of rice were packed. The rice will go to food pantries in 18 counties in northeast Wisconsin, providing food for a whole year. The rice packing event also featured live music from many local artists.
“We’re grateful that so many people donated their time and talent to help us fight poverty at this unique and fun event,” said Jodie Larsen, Oshkosh Corporation Vice President of Community Engagement. “We are committed to poverty reduction and this inaugural event is just one way we are doing that. We will continue to fight poverty in areas in which our team members live and work.”
In August 2017, Oshkosh Corporation hosted a musical series at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center partnering with The Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Fox Communities Credit Union. All ticket sales from the event were used to purchase rice for the rice packing event.
Oshkosh Corporation is committed to Making a Difference in People’s Lives and Feed the Body, Feed the Soul is just one of many ways that Oshkosh Corporation makes a difference in our communities.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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