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Caliber Collision collects over 1 million meals in food drive

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 06:00

A record-breaking food drive by Caliber Collision associates nationwide surpassed all goals and expectations, collecting enough food and cash donations to help food banks provide more than one million meals for at-risk children this summer.
 
The recent three-week food drive ended June 27th and netted 33,325 pounds of food, $105,000 in cash donations plus a $20,000 corporate contribution.  The results shattered the goal Caliber Collision associates set for themselves as they challenged each other to top last year year’s effort by 25%.  The final tally easily surpassed that initial goal with an incredible 200% increase over previous year’s efforts.
 
The all-volunteer, grassroots Rhythm Restoration Food Drive involved 100% participation from all 180 Caliber locations in eight states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas – and headquarters in Lewisville, Texas.
 
“One million meals will make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of children this summer who might otherwise go hungry without the routine of school lunches” said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision President & CEO.  “This year’s results went far beyond our expectations yet are consistent with our purpose to restore our customers and the communities we serve to the rhythm of their lives. We are very proud of how our team members have so successfully rallied around their communities, making this the largest food drive in the collision industry for the third year in a row.”
 
“We sincerely thank our customers, our business partners and the community at large who generously responded to our associates call for support and are part of this important effort to restore the rhythm of regular meals to children and families in our communities,” Grimshaw added.
 
Food banks that will receive support from the Caliber Collision Food Drive include:
 
Arizona:
St. Mary's Food Bank
Community Food Bank of Southern AZ
California:
Food Share, Inc.
Community Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside & San Bernardino
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Feeding America San Diego
Placer Food Bank
Colorado:
            Food Bank of the Rockies
Nevada:
Three Square Food Bank
North Carolina:
Inter-Faith Food shuttle
Oklahoma:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Texas:
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.
Houston Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
 
About Caliber Collision
Caliber Collision Centers is one of the largest collision repair companies in America with 180  I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Caliber is consistently ranked among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry and backs all repair work with a written, lifetime warranty available at any of its 180 repair centers.  For more information about Caliber Collision, please visit our website at www.calibercollision.com.

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