Aid from Cox to support local families with food during COVID-19 pandemic
Press release provided by Cox
Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are working together to help feed families in Northwest Florida through Feeding the Gulf Coast with a $25,000 donation from The James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has caused economic strain for so many in our community, and we’ve been impressed with how our local food banks are taking care of the most vulnerable among us,” said David Deliman, market vice president for the Cox Gulf Coast market. “We are proud to support the food bank in their mission to ensure none of our friends and neighbors in Northwest Florida go without food.”
“Since March 13, Feeding the Gulf Coast has provided more than 5.7 million meals to our communities as we continue to serve during this time of increased need due to COVID-19,” said Cyndy Baggett, Vice President of Development and Marketing of Feeding the Gulf Coast. “For every dollar, Feeding the Gulf Coast can provide five meals to those experiencing food insecurity along the Central Gulf Coast. We are so grateful to receive $25,000 which will help us provide 125,000 meals to those in need.”
The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, 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 employees live and work.