Active Power supports team fundraising and action to end hunger with funds and food preparation facilities for Rise Against Hunger charity event
Austin, Texas 26/11/2021
Active Power people from across the organization freely give their time, fundraising experience and direct action to prepare and package 10,000 meals for people affected by hunger.
The collective effort involving 30 of the Active Power team and the company saw almost $5000 raised and thousands of hours volunteered to create meals for the global charity Rise Against Hunger which provides food relief in developing nations.
Using the funds raised Active Power charity volunteers purchased rice, soy, dried veg and packaging materials to the value of $3,853.68 in preparation for the charity event.
The charity event included food prep and packing and was held at the Active Power facility in Austin, Texas. Thirty dedicated individuals from all departments volunteered to help prep and pack the food parcels.
From a total of almost $5,000 raised, including charity fund matching by Active Power Inc., the remaining $874 of money raised is being donated to local charities.
“The effort that was put into this event is testament to the qualities of Active Power people. The commitment to giving reflects the caliber of those involved individually and as a team. Having been set a goal of funding and preparing 10,000 meals they exceeded the target and should be hugely proud of their accomplishment. As a company with strong local community presence and global outlook Active Power is glad to provide support,” said Jack Pearce, CEO, Active Power.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other aid to people in developing nations.
Rise Against Hunger mobilizes more than 400,000 volunteers each year to package meals for people in need around the globe. Since 2005, Rise Against Hunger has distributed nearly 500,000,000 meals to recipients in 76 countries with a mission to end hunger. https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/
About Active Power
Active Power designs and manufactures battery-free flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and energy storage products for mission-critical power applications worldwide from its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Austin TX. The company was founded in 1996 and became public in 2001(NASDAQ). In November 2016 the business was acquired by the German Piller Power systems group. Today, US customers are served via Austin TX and internationally via the Piller global network of subsidiaries and service centers. Piller is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.