SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK: The Stouffer’s mac & cheese food truck visited Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans to feed volunteers and employees and to present a donation to Second Harvest in its role as the local affiliate of Feeding America. As the food truck travels across the United States, Stouffer’s representatives have presented checks totaling $40,000 to Feeding America chapters.
YMCA: Phillips 66 has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Belle Chasse branch of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans for construction of a walking and jogging track around the facility.
Gordon Wadge, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans, accepted the grant from Melissa Ory, public affairs representative for Phillips 66’s Alliance Refinery.
Last year, Phillips 66 committed $500,000 toward construction of a multipurpose community gymnasium at the Belle Chasse YMCA. Completion of the track is expected in 2015, with the gym opening in 2016.
OPERATION HOMEFRONT: Toco Warranty Corp. has presented Operation Homefront with a $10,000 grant toward emergency assistance programs for military families.
Toco Warranty Corp. sells vehicle service contracts directly to consumers. Operation Homefront’s emergency assistance program helps military families bridge the financial gap in a crisis by offering them help with pressing needs, such as car repairs and maintenance.
“Getting around is hard when your car is being repaired, but imagine trying to get around with a significant injury, and add two or three medical appointments a day. Some wounded service members do not have enough money to repair their vehicles. This donation from Toco will enable us to help more veterans and service member families meet these urgent needs,” said Stacey Crooks, senior director of corporate relations at Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit based in San Antonio. The phone number for the New Orleans office of Operation Homefront is (504) 462-0245.