Alliant’s 2020 World Food Derby Delivers Record-Breaking Results
National initiative raises $511,435 in cash, food, and essential item donations
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant employees nationwide raised a record-breaking $511,435 in combined cash, food, and essential item donations for its 2020 World Food Derby competition. This smashed last year’s total of $72,000 by nearly $440,000. In addition, Alliant employees joined forces for a total of 844 volunteer hours completed or pledged during the Derby. World Food Derby is Alliant’s annual initiative to help end world hunger and serve communities in need in support of World Food Day on October 16. Employees across the nation create fundraising events, volunteer at local food banks and shelters, and donate food and essential items to help communities in need, both locally and across the globe.
“During an unprecedented year of hardship, we expanded our World Food Derby competition to include donations of essential items to provide for those in critical need,” said Diana Kiehl, Chief Administrative Officer of Alliant and head of the company’s philanthropy program. “We also extended our competition by three months, starting in June instead of September, to reach more people and maximize our impact. Our employees exemplified our #Alliant4Others spirit as they joined forces to provide food, essential items, volunteer hours, and cash donations to those who need it most.”
Alliant employees participated in the World Food Derby in a variety of creative and impactful ways; some donated gently used clothes and personal protective equipment, some provided backpacks and school supplies for kids in need, while others held food drives, provided care packages for the homeless, and donated to or volunteered at a wide array of charitable organizations to advance the push for #ZeroHunger.
This marks the 12th year Alliant has participated in World Food Day. Plans to top these results in 2021 are already underway.