James M. Cox Foundation Donates $25,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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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% 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.


Category: Member News, Community News, COVID-19