James M. Cox Foundation Donates $25,000 To Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are working together to help feed families in Ohio through local food pantries with a $25,000 donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank from The James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises and the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. In response to the growing strain on feeding the community, the foundation announced the $25,000 donation to support people in need where Cox lives and works.

“We are proud to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank,” said Robert Brill, market vice president, Cox Communications. “As school and workplace closures make access to nutritious food even more challenging, these children and working families need our help now, more than ever.”

Food banks like the Greater Cleveland Food Bank continue to address the increased demand for food assistance as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency and has distributed significantly more food this month compared to the same time last year to help stock its agencies and keep up with local needs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the landscape as we know it for the families and individuals we support,” said Lindsey Iero, director of development, Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “The Cox Foundation grant will help us continue to meet the ongoing needs of our community to ensure our residents can get back on their feet while getting the nutrition they need".

 About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues of $21 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

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 in1898 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.  

Jeff Lavery

Jeff Lavery is the public relations manager for Cox Communications in the northeast. 

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Volume 12, Issue 7, Posted 10:46 AM, 07.01.2020