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Anderson manufacturer reacts to rising food prices

Appliance maker Electrolux has donated a total of $45,000 to Meals on Wheels-Anderson and Anderson Emergency Kitchen to feed those in need across the community as inflation drives up the price of ‘a meal.

“We are committed to being at the forefront of sustainability and fighting hunger in our community alongside our strong community partners,” said Nolan Pike, head of Electrolux North America, in a press release. . “We are grateful for the opportunity to support our neighbors by providing access to food and fresh produce as food prices rise.”

According to the consumer price index, food prices rose 7.4% year-over-year and are expected to rise another 2% to 3% in 2022. In March, Electrolux donated $35,000 to Meals on Wheels and $10,000 to the Anderson Emergency Kitchen for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The manufacturer will also donate one of its refrigerators, made in Anderson, to help keep produce fresh longer in the kitchen.

Employees also participated in a “Hoopin’ for Hunger” basketball competition during March Madness to raise additional funds for the soup kitchen.

Countybank contributes to eye health at Greer School

Pictured (left to right) are Jack Lucas, senior commercial banker for Countybank;  Alison Rauch, president of the Greer Centennial Lions Club;  and Rudy Painter, Division Manager for Countybank Insurance pose with the donation.  (Photo/Supplied)  The Countybank Foundation, the charitable arm of Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $2,500 to the Greer Centennial Lions Club, which the organization matched for a total contribution of $5,000 to a Title 1 elementary school in Greer .

The donation will go towards eye exams and eyeglasses for around 20 needy students at the school, which has a large population of students below the poverty line, according to a press release.

“As Past President of the Greer Centennial Lions Club, I am proud of our club members and the financial sponsors of the greater Greer community who have enabled us to make a difference in meeting some of our community’s needs,” Jack Lucas, Senior Commercial Banker for Countybank, said in the press release: “It is a blessing to work for a financial institution that not only encourages its associates to get involved locally, but also supports that encouragement with financial contributions. which can be used to help those in need.”

BMW Charity Pro-Am Recognized with Regional Award

The Carolina Recycling Association honored the hosts of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex for their focus on sustainability with the 2022 Annual Recycling Award.

Each year, the Carolina Recycling Association awards entities selected by a committee of industry peers to advance waste reduction and recycling in the Carolinas.

The high-impact golf fundraiser has been recognized for its commitment to operating as a zero-waste event and its goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2022 through a tree giveaway program in partnership with TreesUpstate, according to a statement from hurry

In 2021, the tournament worked with Univar to keep 47,360 pounds of waste out of landfills in addition to keeping its overall emissions footprint to just 1,663 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, according to the release. hurry. The tournament also donated over 500 pounds of pre-made, non-perishable food to Loaves & Fishes and throughout the year tournament volunteers cleaned up 2,260 pounds of trash in the community in conjunction with the program. Litter Ends Here of Greenville County.

“BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament staff, partners and volunteers have set a new standard for sustainability in 2021,” Max Metcalf, government and community relations manager at BMW Manufacturing, said in the release. “This year, we will continue to raise the bar using 2021 benchmarks to improve in key areas such as water consumption and carbon footprint. We will also expand on-site composting, increase our team presence green to help spectators recycle and will add on-site engagement opportunities through an expanded sustainability education program. We look forward to continuing to work with our many community partners to make a positive impact in North America. state and beyond.

The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex will take place June 6-12 at Thornblade Club and Carolina Country Club.

Contact Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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