Drive Away Hunger – a Cox Automotive global campaign – is an initiative aimed to support local food banks in a bid to help world hunger.
As part of the Cox Automotive family, Manheim – along with CarsGuide, Dealer Solutions, Sell My Car and Xtime – joined the fight in June to help end hunger in the community. In a 12 day campaign locations around Australia and New Zealand were encourage to donate much needed food items.
At the end of the drive, all the food was donated to local food banks. To encourage employees to donate food, there was also an element of fun to this campaign. Before donating the food, employees made teams to create sculptures out of the donated food. Called ‘CANstruction’, teams built some creative sculptures making use of donated food items.
Winners were crowned amongst each of the brands and an overall Cox Automotive AU/NZ was also selected.
All up as Cox Automotive AU/NZ we collected 1,445kg of food, which equals 2,890 meals! Compared to last year’s 942kg, we smashed our second Drive Away Hunger.
As a global company we exceeded our goal and provided a staggering 546,020 meals to those in need around the world!
All up Cox Automotive had eight countries support Drive Away Hunger and more than 40 CANstruction events took place around the globe.
Supporting our local community is a value we as a company take very seriously. We encourage our team members to volunteer and help out as much as possible.
Throughout the year we also take part in events such as Shave for a Cure and Genes for Jeans day. This year our Brisbane team raised $4,000 for the Cancer Council.
Thank you to all the amazing team members who took the time to help our local communities!