Allegion channels values of service and philanthropy, supports hunger-relief efforts in global communities

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Service is at the core of Allegion’s principles. From our vision of seamless access and a safer world to our value of “serve others, not yourself,” Allegion is honored to support our global communities through the passions and service of our people. We empower employees to identify local needs and make a difference where they live and work. Each year, Allegion’s employees around the world are proud to directly support organizations and initiatives through donations, engagement and thousands of hours of volunteerism.

Allegion’s three philanthropic pillars: Safety and security / wellness / and communities where we live and thrive, help to guide the company’s commitments towards improving and supporting others around the globe.

Given Allegion’s dedication to giving back, we sought to make a substantial impact on our local communities in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, in December 2020, Allegion made donations to hunger-relief organizations around the world amounting to more than $500,000. These one-time gifts were designated on behalf of all Allegion employees to make an impact on the growing number of people facing food insecurity during these unprecedented times. In addition to the financial contributions, these efforts were bolstered by food drives hosted by local Allegion sites, as well as volunteer hours – all benefiting those same organizations.

We are proud to partner with various hunger-relief organizations around the globe, who are going to tremendous lengths to lessen the burden on those struggling to place food on the table during the pandemic. “The Bureau County Food Pantry plays a vital role in our local community – and with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, their value has never been clearer,” said Chris Dybek, plant manager for Allegion’s LCN Operations in Princeton, Illinois. “We were very honored to be able to support their good work to fight food insecurity with an end-of-year financial donation made on behalf of our Allegion employees in Princeton, as well as a food drive. I’m grateful to be a part of this community that gives back generously when it’s needed most. ‘Serve others, not yourself’ is one of our core values at Allegion – and I certainly see other community leaders and their organizations embracing that to make a difference, which is something we can all be proud of.”

Are you interested in giving back to global hunger relief efforts? See below to learn about some of the valuable organizations Allegion partnered with over the past few months – and consider partnering with them, too.

Foodbank Victoria

Food Bank Victoria (Victoria, Australia)

From everyday emergencies to the recent bushfires or the current coronavirus pandemic, Foodbank Victoria has been providing vital food relief to vulnerable Victorians for 90 years. Through our network of more than 533 charity partners across the State, we’re able to provide 1.2 million meals a month to Victorians in need. And while supporting our charity partners is at the core of what we do, as the State’s dedicated emergency food relief organization, we’re also here to assist Victorians through times of crisis.

 

The Ark

The Ark / Die Arche (Munich, Germany)

In September 2006, the Munich Arche opened its doors in the northern part of Moosach. Arche looks after 60 young people, between the ages of 5-18 years. In the current landscape, we are looking after children and young people with homeschooling and basic online learning. We support the families with weekly food donations. The normal Arche everyday life with an open house and lunch is not currently possible under the given pandemic situation. According to the new lockdown decisions, a change towards normality is not to be expected until mid-April. Thank you very much for the great support.

Faenza

Comune di Faenza (Faenza, Italy)

The Municipality of Faenza, as a Public Body, has been implementing actions for months to offer its support with specific aid to economically weaker households. The protracted state of health emergency, caused by the second wave of COVID-19, is literally bringing some sections of the population to their knees, and more and more families are in a state of severe discomfort. This is why, in compliance with the Ordinance of the Director of the Department of Civil Protection, we’re collecting economic support to buy foods for those families in the local district who have temporary difficulties.

Kairos

Kairos OdV (Monsampolo del Tronto, Italy)

Kairos was created on Aug. 6, 2015 in Monsampolo del Tronto, Italy. We are a group of people who make their time available to support those in a state of difficult and discomfort… whatever that is. Unfortunately, the pandemic is further weakening the economic conditions of our local community. The number of Indigent families who are not even able to sustain themselves for basic needs is growing day by day. To help this situation, Kairos is organizing food banks on a weekly basis. Just few weeks ago, we have been informed that thanks to Allegion’s donation, the Kairos association has been able to deliver food to 63 families!

Emergency Family Assistance Association (Boulder, Colorado, U.S.)

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) was founded in 1918 by neighbors helping neighbors, a tradition that has been carried on for more than a century. Serving the Boulder community, EFAA provides stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy to strengthen families and create a thriving community. In addition to providing safety net supports such as food and financial assistance, EFAA is the leading provider of housing for homeless families in Boulder County. 

Feeding America Riverside

Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Counties (Chino, California, U.S.)

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino ("FARSB") began in April 1980 as Survive Food Bank distributing about 10,000 pounds of food per month and partnering with about 20 local nonprofit agencies. Today, FARSB distributes over two million pounds of food per month and partners with over 250 local nonprofit agencies.

Gleaners

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.)

Founded in 1980, Gleaners Food Bank is Indiana’s largest hunger relief organization. Since their inception, Gleaners has distributed more than 520 million pounds of food and critical grocery through a committed network of more than 550 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and community partners. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout their 21-county service area, Gleaners operates Fresh Connect Central – one of seven regional produce cooperatives for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. Additionally, Gleaners serves as a disaster relief staging site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the contract reclamation site for Kroger Central Division.

North Texas Food Bank (Irving, Texas, U.S.)

Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated and purchased foods through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties.  

Care and Share

Care and Share Food Bank (Security, Colorado, U.S.)

Care and Share Food Bank believes no one should go hungry. Every day, they  provide food to partner food pantries and meal sites across Southern Colorado to serve our neighbors in need because well-fed communities are better for us all. Care and Share is a member of Feeding America, a national food bank association. Every year, Care and Share distributes nearly 22 million pounds of food to 282 partner agencies throughout 31 counties in southern Colorado.