Aid from Cox to support San Diego County families with food during Coronavirus pandemic
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 30, 2020 – Cox Communications is helping feed families in San Diego County through Feeding San Diego with a $25,000 donation from The James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At this time of urgent need across our county, Cox is helping Feeding San Diego to solve hunger for thousands of children, seniors, veterans, and families,” said Vince Hall, chief executive officer, Feeding San Diego. “We are very grateful to Cox for making sure we have the resources we need to not just feed our community, but to nourish our community with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables to complement our other food products.”
The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises and the parent company of Cox Communications. In response to the growing strain on feeding the community, the foundation announced a $25,000 donation to support people in need where Cox lives and works.
One of the most powerful statistics that conveys the magnitude of our COVID-19 response is that since March 14 and the onset of COVID-19, we’ve had to purchase 124 truckloads of food to meet the rise in demand from the community. It brings the total number of truckloads of food we have purchased this fiscal year to 135, which compared to the 24 truckloads of food we purchased for all last fiscal year it is more than a 460% increase.
“Cox is proud to support Feeding San Diego,” said Sam Attisha, senior vice president and region manager, Cox Communications. “As a result of the pandemic, school closures and economic setbacks make food security even more challenging. Children and working families need our help now more than ever. We are continuously inspired by the work this organization does to ensure that our community’s needs are met during this unprecedented time.”
For more information on how to receive meals from Feeding San Diego or how you can support them with time, talent or treasure during this critical time, visit www.feedingsandiego.org.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
About the James M. Cox Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises' founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas including: conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.