PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. is donating the use of a 24,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in south Florida to Feeding South Florida, a food bank collective serving four South Florida counties for the next three months.
TBC said Feeding South Florida will use the facility —- an unused distribution center in Pembroke Park, Fla. — to store excess dry food collections. The Boynton Beach, Fla.-based charity serves Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties.
"TBC has a long-standing commitment to supporting community efforts across the country," President and CEO Erik Olsen said.
"As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities in unprecedented ways, we're proud to provide this much-needed resource for our local community in partnership with Feeding South Florida."
TBC said this initiative reflects its commitment to corporate social responsibility and a core value of "leave everything better." The company's various employee-driven initiatives are grouped under the firm's Driven To Give (#tbcdriventogive) program.
Feeding South Florida claims to be the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties with more than 98% of all donations put back into the community.
Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 62 million pounds of food last fiscal year to over 706,000 individuals, including 236,000 children and 100,000 older adults.
In early March, TBC disclosed an "Aligned in Hope" partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide support to families aided by the charity through its Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Centers retail stores.
TBC also is offering those employed in essential business exclusive discounts at its 600-plus Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire locations, while also offering customers curbside and stay-in-car service for air pressure check, battery check and installation, fluid check and top-off and wiper blade replacement.