Nurturing the Community Through Acts of Support and Engagement

Service First Logistics (SFL) and Blessings in a Backpack, Avondale chapter, have maintained a partnership spanning over a decade. Throughout, SFL has displayed goodwill by raising a substantial amount of funds for this non-profit to operate successfully. In addition, to show support for the organization’s mission, SFL orchestrates weekly food deliveries for the Avondale chapter. This dedication has played a key role in showing humanity around them and exemplifies the need for purpose-driven partnerships in the community.

Blessings in a Backpack is a distinguished nonprofit organization founded in Louisville, KY, with the primary mission of providing meals for underprivileged children on weekends when access to regular meals is limited or unavailable. Through the community’s backing across various chapters, the organization is empowered to address its core objective, nourishing vulnerable students.

SFL Operations Manager, Angelo Giannosa, stated, “My career in logistics started as a driver, delivering food items. When presented with transporting the Blessings bins, it was a natural fit for me. It takes me back to the days of working with my father and learning the industry. It is also gratifying at the same time to help those in need. I am extremely proud to work for a company that does not hesitate to give back to the community.”

Furthermore, SFL has coordinated numerous engaging events aimed at generating funds for Blessings in a Backpack. Happenings such as ‘Name That Tune’ and ‘Trivia Night’ held at a local, company-favorite restaurant have embellished acts of community engagement for the non-profit. However, the most notable engagements are the Charity Golf Scrambles hosted at Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester, Michigan. With over 70 participants and volunteers at the latest outing, SFL was able to raise a generous amount directly for blessings in a backpack. SFL is immensely grateful to give back to the community through these efforts.

Janelle Tischer, Steering Committee Chairperson for Blessings in a Backpack, shared her thoughts on the partnership. “Blessings in a Backpack Avondale has a best-in-class partnership with SFL. This school year, we celebrated our 15th anniversary, thanks largely to the SFL team. They are a triple threat: they help us pack food, deliver it weekly to our schools, and raise critical funding for in-need Avondale students. From the President to the intern, the entire SFL team is involved in our program, and we are grateful to work with a company rooted in giving back to our community.”

The organization provides the public with valuable insights regarding the nutritional benefits of children, particularly within the classroom. Research shows that there is a correlation between nourishment and academic performance and/or behaviors in the classroom. These outcomes consist of increased test scores, improved attendance, reduced behavior problems, greater attention spans, quality time for all students in the classroom atmosphere, further enhanced the entire district, and long-term gain. Not only do these results yield benefits for the students themselves, but they provide an advantage for the faculty, parents, and broader district.

About Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack represents a leap in the right direction when it comes to helping children access the nutrition needed to be healthy. This initiative not only provides positive health outcomes for the students but also enhances educational experiences within the classroom. According to statistics, one in four students grapple with insufficient nutrition throughout the weekends. Blessings in a Backpack is dedicated to changing that with the help of communities around and the growing organization.

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About SFL Companies

SFL Companies, or Service First Logistics, is proud to be partnered with Blessings in a Backpack, Avondale chapter. Helping the community is a fundamental aspect of the company’s mission and values. We are a full-service supply chain management and logistics firm focused on technology-driven freight management. SFL Companies works directly with shippers, growers, farmers, and manufacturers as an extension of their transportation and supply chain management team to provide individualized service and unmatched industry standards. Every day we are changing how truckloads of products are transported across the United States. SFL Companies specialize in shipping fresh produce and refrigerated goods.

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