EHC Global Playing Its Part To Reduce Hunger In Canada

It is said that five million (or one of every six people) in Canada, lives in poverty. The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported, from a study done some years ago, that single parent families were identified as one of the most pronounced groups affected by hunger.

EHC Global has been doing its part for the past six years, to reduce the number of persons who experience day-to-day hunger, by donating literally tons of food to various charitable organizations. This year is no exception. The staff of this global escalator components manufacturing company gave 2,626 pounds of food as well as a large quantity of clothing and household items. This year’s beneficiary was Denise House, an emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

Coordinator of the Food Drive, Yolanda Sabadin said “I would just like to thank everyone who helped… whether it was in the area of donations, packing or transporting the items, without everyone it would not have happened.”

Since its inception, the Food Drive has contributed over 12 tons of food. President of the company, Jeno Eppel, says he is “pleased to see the dedication shown each year to this worthy social cause. A part of our vision, as a global company, is to contribute towards making our world a better place.”

12 Tons Of Food And Counting

For the past week EHC has more resembled a small supermarket warehouse, than an escalator handrail manufacturing facility. That’s because the staff of EHC have raised 2 and a half tons of food for their Annual Food Drive. This year’s recipient is St. Vincent’s Kitchen.

The Food Drive was started 5 years ago by EHC employees to assist local residents. In the five years that EHC Global has been participating, the company has raised a total of 23, 864 lbs of food. This year the company will need about 8 skids to transport the food. Discount Truck Rentals has happily donated their services.

“This year we raised 5,082 pounds, which is an average of 50lbs per employee” reported Yolanda Sabadin, EHC Food Drive Coordinator. Jeno Eppel, President, EHC Global praised employees, “I’m proud that our staff put their hearts into such a great cause, it truly reflects our mission of helping to make the world a better place.”

It is inspiring to know that in a world where some businesses have not been taking their social responsibilities seriously, there are still corporate entities that understand the principle of strong communities make strong nations and economies.

EHC Raises 5,244 Pounds For Oshawa Food Drive

EHC is pleased to announce that their Oshawa staff have raised more than 5,200 pounds of food for the 2003 Durham Regional Police Food & Toy Drive.

EHC would like to extend a challenge to other Durham Region companies to beat our average of 65 pounds of food per employee. “We more than doubled our previous record – 2400 pounds, and are certain next year we can exceed this year’s total weight. I would personally like to challenge other local companies to beat this amount this year and in 2004” said Jeno Eppel. Next year, we expect to raise more than 5600 pounds and hope that local companies use this number to benchmark their goals for the 2004 food drive.

Every department from EHC’s Corporate Head Office competed against one another, including Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, IT, Accounting, Maintenance and Technical staff. The winning team raised an average of 159 pounds per person. The winning team consisted of staff from EHC’s logistics department: Duane Cook, Wendy Stevens, Paul Cormack, Lori Morrow, Shawn Silver, and Stan Szmyr.