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CMA CGM Group food donations

[ November 16, 2022   //   ]

The CMA CGM Group, announced its third annual Giving Across America initiative. This initiative is highlighted by the donation of 10,000 turkeys and more than 3,000 meals to help make celebrating Thanksgiving possible for approximately 130,000 people*.

Distributing thousands of turkeys across America
Turkey distributions will begin on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Los Angeles, Calif. The distributions will continue in New York (Brooklyn) on Nov. 15; Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, Nov. 18; Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 19 along with hot meals on Sunday, Nov. 20; Houston, Texas on Nov. 21; and Savannah, Ga. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The Group has also sponsored and will be distributing food boxes to U.S. troops and their families near Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 as part of the United Service Organization’s (USO) Turkeys for Troops program.

A charitable initiative supported by the entire CMA CGM Group and partners
Turkeys donated in Houston are being coordinated through both CMA CGM and Group subsidiary CEVA Logistics, who is also providing U.S. ground transportation for all distributions. APL, the Group subsidiary dedicated to serving the U.S. government and its military, is participating in both the Nashville distribution and the USO Turkeys for Troops program in Washington, D.C.

Various local charitable organizations helping coordinate turkey distributions include Second Harvest Foodbank in Nashville; Salvation Army in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, and Norfolk; Feed the Hungry in Savannah; and the USO. Adform Creative, a branded merchandise agency, has also partnered with CMA CGM to produce and purchase sustainable, reusable shopping bags to accompany each turkey.

Supporting agriculture and sustainable business practices
As the United States’ largest export carrier and an advocate for local farms and sustainable business practices, CMA CGM procured the all-natural, antibiotic-free turkeys for its U.S. holiday food assistance program this year from Koch’s Turkey Farm, a third-generation, family-owned farm in Pennsylvania. Koch’s is known for being one of the first to grow antibiotic-free turkeys with an all-vegetarian diet and the first turkey producer to be Certified Humane┬« in the United States.