The US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by specialty materials distributor US LBM, matched up to $100,000 of donations made on Giving Tuesday to Meals on Wheels America, an organization dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
“Meals on Wheels programs, and the millions of seniors they serve annually, have been hit extra hard by lingering impacts of the pandemic and historic inflation raising the costs of food, gas, and other necessities,” Meals on Wheels America chief development officer Kristine Templin said in a news release. “That’s why we’re so grateful for the partnership of the US LBM Foundation to provide a matching challenge to our donors on Giving Tuesday. The impact of matching every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 will be a well-supported Meals on Wheels network—uniquely positioned to serve vulnerable aging adults from hunger and isolation, all year long.”
Meals on Wheels America supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. The network serves almost every community in America and delivers meals, friendly visits, and safety checks that enable seniors to live lives with independence and dignity, according to the organization.
“We’re proud to partner with Meals on Wheels America and strengthen the communities that US LBM helps build every day,” US LBM Foundation chairman and US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson said. “By matching donations up to $100,000 on Giving Tuesday, we hope to inspire others to join us this holiday season in supporting Meals on Wheels and the important work they do year-round to provide warm meals, friendship, and assistance to millions of seniors in need nationwide.”
The US LBM Foundation has donated nearly $1 million to charitable organizations since its inception in 2013. Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based distributor US LBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of specialty products, including windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components, and cabinetry.