During 2019, numerous employees gave of their time and resources to serve those in need through a variety of organizations that provide food to communities and families in need. These are a few examples:
More than 300 team members at Edwards Singapore set a remarkable record, packing 80,000 meals in less than 1.5 hours for underprivileged communities in Timor-Leste through the Rise Against Hunger (RAH) International Organization. The Singapore team joins other Edwards groups who have partnered with RAH, including Critical Care, THV Australia and Operations and Quality, to relieve the global issue of hunger. RAH has been an Edwards non-profit partner for many years, dedicated to eradicating worldwide hunger by 2030, and provides packaged nutritious and fortified meals to people living in extreme poverty. The Singapore event packed and loaded 373 cases of meals onto vehicles to deliver to those who truly needed our support. Our employees have many opportunities to volunteer in their communities through our Strengthen Our Community program, helping us drive towards our aspiration of 100 percent of Edwards employees participating in at least one charitable activity every year.
Edwards employees from Irvine volunteered their time for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is dedicated to bringing nourishment and hope to 290,000 hungry people throughout Orange County. The team helped sort and bag 10,000 pounds of red onions, which helped to feed the hungry children, seniors and families in Orange County.
Edwards employees in Israel collected and donated food for low economy families in Or Yehuda. A variety of food was donated such as sugar, flour, salt, pasta, cookies and more. The donations were distributed to the families just before the holidays in Israel, so that they could enjoy the festivities.