RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the past 12 years, the employees of Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, have participated in their own “Souper Bowl” competition in the form of a food drive. Year-over-year, the big winner is the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. In the past 12 years, Amber Road’s Raleigh office has collected and donated 104,301 pounds to the Food Bank. Just last month, the team collected 33,201 pounds, equating to 27,958 nourishing meals for local families thanks to the herculean efforts by Amber Road’s passionate employees.
“Though Raleigh is a great place to live and work, there are over 630,000 people among the 34 counties of Central and Eastern NC that struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food,” explained Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services for Amber Road. “Corporate social responsibility through our annual Souper Bowl Food Drive has been an integral part of our office culture and tradition for the past 12 years. Our intention is to continue the momentum and make the program contagious in our community, so that ‘No One Goes Hungry’,” added Miles.
Made up of about 74 employees from Amber Road’s Raleigh location, participants formed teams named for the Super Bowl LII competitors to collect the tens of thousands of pounds of food and essentials. Employees solicited donations, negotiated deals with local grocery stores, bought and packaged the goods, and served in the soup kitchen, along with loading the pallets for the food bank pickup. In addition, the company presented a check for $2,500 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
In a letter thanking Amber Road for their efforts, Peter Werbicki, the CEO of the Food Bank, wrote “What an amazing food drive collection you had for us! I am very grateful to you, the organizers and all who participated. We generally do not see a lot of food drives at this particular time, and our holiday collections are beginning to deplete, so timing wise this is perfect, and always greatly appreciated by our partner agencies.”
About Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 35 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Food Bank distributed 70 million pounds of food (over half of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. Stay connected with what we’re doing in your community! foodbankcenc.org
About Amber Road
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically transform the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) software, trade content and training, we help companies all over the world create value through their global supply chain by improving margins, achieving greater agility and lowering risk. We do this by creating a digital model of the global supply chain that enables collaboration between buyers, sellers and logistics companies. We replace manual and outdated processes with comprehensive automation for global trade activities, including sourcing, supplier management, production tracking, transportation management, supply chain visibility, import and export compliance, and duty management. We provide rich data analytics to uncover areas for optimization and deliver a platform that is responsive and flexible to adapt to the ever-changing nature of global trade.