Perrigo Charitable Foundation Donates $40,000 to Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, Michigan – July 1, 2019 – Families in Allegan County who need home delivered meals will now have additional access thanks to the Perrigo Charitable Foundation’s $40,000 gift to West Michigan’s Meals on Wheels Program.
The gift enables Meals on Wheels to purchase a specialized food delivery truck that can handle deliveries even in the most treacherous Michigan winters. The new vehicle allows for expanded meal delivery to the elderly in Allegan County, Michigan—the same community as Perrigo’s North American Base of Operations. The new vehicle will cover 150 miles of Allegan, County serving more than 300 families with more than 48,000 meals to be delivered on an annual basis across the county.
Tom Farrington, EVP & CIO, President of the Perrigo Foundation says, “The Perrigo Charitable Foundation focuses on health and education, and food delivery to the elderly is a key part of ensuring the health of our communities. With many employees residing here in Allegan, Michigan, this gift is making an impact on the community where they live and work.”
Until Perrigo provided this $40,000 donation, Meals on Wheels delivery drivers were required to use their own car. To show their appreciation, Meals on Wheels West Michigan created a special decal on the side of the truck: “Meals Powered by Perrigo.”
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About Perrigo Company
Perrigo Company plc is dedicated to making lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products™” that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.com.
About the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation
Established in 2000, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities in which Perrigo operates. The Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc and has distributed approximately $40 million in monetary and product donations since 2000. Funding decisions are made quarterly during board meetings; application acceptance and deadlines are available at https://www.perrigo.com/about/perrigo-foundation.aspx
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