Feeding america

Fairchild Equipment and IEWC Partner to support Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin with forklift donation

 Fairchild Equipment, a provider of material handling equipment in the Upper Midwest, has announced its recent partnership with IEWC, a wire, cable, and wire management products, donate a Hyster forklift to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to help the organization fight hunger through its nationwide network of food banks.

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Van Clarkson

“As a company, we believe in being active in our communities and making a positive impact wherever we can. Donating this forklift to Feeding America is just one example of how we strive to live out our core values every day,” said Fairchild Equipment President Van Clarkson. “By donating this forklift, along with a collection of food items donated by our employees, to Feeding America, we hope to not only assist in their day-to-day operations but also contribute to their overall mission of fighting hunger in our community. We are proud to be able to support such a vital organization and hope that our donation will make a meaningful impact in their operations and the lives of those they serve,” Clarkson added.

The initiative stemmed from a volunteer-day experience led by IEWC’s Chief Information and Digital Officer, Scot Stein, and his team. While volunteering at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, they identified a pressing need for a forklift to handle and distribute food donations efficiently.

Moved by the organization’s mission and the immediate need, Stein connected with IEWC CEO Mike Veum and they reached out to Fairchild Equipment to partner on the initiative to find a solution.

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Scot Stein

“When we witnessed the remarkable efforts of Feeding America firsthand and understood the logistical hurdles they overcome daily, we were inspired to lend a hand. Joining forces with Fairchild Equipment to refurbish and gift a forklift felt like a natural step in supporting this heartfelt mission,” Stein shared. “This gesture extends beyond a mere donation; it’s a commitment to helping countless individuals and families in our communities who depend on the vital support provided by Feeding America.”

This donation is a powerful example of Fairchild Equipment’s and IEWC’s unwavering commitment to social responsibility and the betterment of their communities. By joining forces and utilizing their industry connections and resources, these two companies have significantly impacted Feeding America’s operations, underscoring the importance of private businesses working together to effect positive change in the communities where they operate.

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Scott Marshall

“We are thankful for the efforts of IEWC and Fairchild for making this forklift donation happen,” Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Vice President of Development and Communications Scott Marshall said. “So much of what we do at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is affected by our logistics and machinery, and a forklift has been a very expensive need for us. This forklift will help to put thousands of meals on the table for Wisconsinites facing food insecurity. This is a prime example of the huge impact community partners can have on organizations like ours,” Marshall added.