FedEx Ground Pittsburgh headquarters celebrates a day of service

FedEx Ground Pittsburgh headquarters celebrates a day of service

Monday, January 15, 2018

Employees from Pittsburgh General Headquarters (PGH) and local hubs and stations participated in a volunteer event with Rise Against Hunger on Jan. 15 to celebrate a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Over 150 employees came together to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by packaging meals for those in need across the globe.

“It was a very rewarding experience working with such a passionate and dedicated group of people for this great cause,” says Lori Moorman, project manager in CPC. “It is an awesome feeling knowing you made a difference. Another reason to be a proud member of the FedEx family!”

Employees worked together in three different sessions to package over 15,000 meals. Executive Champion and Regional Vice President of Operations in the Gulf, Steve Griffin, spoke at each session to remind everyone of the importance of giving back to the community and engaging in conversations about diversity and inclusion.

“Dr. King’s ideals and actions for peace and justice remain a source of inspiration for the global community and an opportunity for reflection and service,” says Steve. “Service activities help us enhance our awareness of Dr. King’s impact and continue to promote a dialogue on diversity and inclusion.”

Rise Against Hunger, a non-profit organization, works to end hunger by providing food and life changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people. To date, they have packaged more than 370 million meals.

The Inclusion Leadership Council is challenging all FedEx Ground employees across the network to engage with their communities and make a difference by volunteering with local organizations and participating in the MLK50 initiative.