Fontana, Rancho Dominguez, Riverside Partner to Support Food Bank
One attribute that sets RDO Equipment Co. apart from others is an ability to quickly adapt and react to the needs of customers and communities.
In August, a Fontana team member discovered a story in their local paper that stated how Feeding America in Riverside/San Bernardino was in urgent need of donations.
The Feeding America food bank covers a wide geography, but the Riverside, Fontana, and Rancho Dominguez teams are within its footprint. Presently, Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino Counties is the primary source of food for more than 600 charities and nonprofit organizations. The organization distributes more than 2.5 million pounds of food each month to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, day care centers, halfway houses, senior food programs, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. More than 400,000 men, women and children rely on the food bank’s distribution center each month to help make ends meet.
The stores decided to partner together to support the food bank, and while having little fun along the way.
The departments challenged each other to collect the most items. The Fontana Aftermarket Team was named the winner and treated to lunch. A total of 615 lbs of food was delivered to the food bank.
“It was really great to see our three stores combine efforts for this cause, in such short notice,” stated Colby Gergovich, Regional Aftermarket Manager. “We saw a need, and helped to meet it – similar to what we do for our customers every day.”