Tesoro Refinery in Wilmington continued its support of Signal Hill-based, multi-regional food bank Food Finders and the nonprofit organization’s “Keep The Trucks Rolling” campaign by recently providing a $10,000 grant. An official check presentation took place on Dec. 13 at Tesoro grounds.
“We greatly appreciate our truck sponsors since our trucks are essential to our business, and fueling and maintaining them has always been a significant expense,” said Patti Larson, executive director of Food Finders.
The 24-foot truck covers much of downtown Los Angeles and is used to pick up and distribute the bulk of the produce and other food items that are donated. Sponsor logos are placed on either side of the vehicle for maximum exposure.
Food Finders had previously partnered with Tesoro for a special awareness presentation provided to its “safety council,” in which the company invited contractors and employees within the refinery business. Tesoro employees also volunteered with Food Finders during the holiday food drive, helping to sort and pack items for delivery.
“Tesoro is a proud sponsor of Food Finders, a local nonprofit organization that relies heavily on volunteers’ time and disposition,” said Olga Chavez, public relations associate for Tesoro. “Tesoro values the service Food Finders does to better the nutrition and well being of our citizens.”
Food Finders is a community-based food-rescue organization that serves as a conduit for food, education and awareness between donors, volunteers, agencies and people in need. It provides food to more than 210 nonprofit agencies throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Its vision is to “eliminate hunger and food waste, while improving nutrition in the communities served,” according to a statement from Food Finders.
Source: Food Finders