Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P NASDAQ: GRFS), a global leader in plasma-derived medicines with more than 110 years of history helping to improve the health and well-being of people, today announced the beginning of its Box Out Hunger Food Drive, partnering with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Grifols Talecris Plasma Resources employees, donors and community neighbors in El Paso are teaming up throughout the month of March to help collect nonperishable food items for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Participants will be able to drop off nonperishable food at one of the six Talecris Plasma Resources plasma donor centers across El Paso. This is part of a national partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to help “box out hunger” by collecting nonperishable food and raising money for local member food banks across the country.
“It’s amazing to see donors come together to contribute to a cause that will support individuals in their community during this challenging time,” said Tony Procaccio, Chief Operations Officer, Grifols Network of Plasma Centers. “With El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and Feeding America as partners, we hope the Grifols Box Out Hunger food drive is able to help even more communities this year.”
“El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank would like to express our appreciation to the J.A. Grifols Foundation for shining a national light on hunger. They have made it a priority to see that families in need have food on their tables.” Susan Goodell, CEO, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
Grifols, which operates the world’s largest network of plasma donor centers, is enabling its donors to amplify their kindness through both their life-saving plasma donations, as well as the food drive. Like food donations, there continues to be an urgent need for plasma right now due
to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Plasma donations are used to make critical medicines for patients who often have no alternative treatment options.
Donors will also have the opportunity to make monetary donations to the Grifols Box Out Hunger campaign. The J.A. Grifols Foundation, Grifols’ community-oriented non-profit, will match monetary donations made dollar for dollar.
Since establishing its Box Out Hunger campaign in 2018, Grifols has collaborated with local food banks. This is the first year the healthcare company is partnering with Feeding America.