In May 2019, at the Corrigo Connect conference, we shared a heartbreaking story about Alex – a gifted high-school student who purposely failed his favorite subject to receive lunch at summer school. This was the only way Alex knew how to get a daily meal during the summer months. His touching story continues to inspire the Corrigo team, and we are determined to help feed hungry Americans.
Our first step was to make a pledge: donate 500,000 meals* for hunger relief in America during 2019. Now we’re taking the next step, and our Corrigo users are helping.
On September 1st, we launched the Corrigo Cares program in partnership with Feeding America®, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. For every three U.S. work orders sent over the Corrigo platform, Corrigo Cares will donate one meal to Feeding America. In the program’s first year, we have committed to providing more than 1 million meals nationwide.
“Corrigo, from its inception, has had an unwavering commitment to set things right,” said Jack Watkinson, EVP of Strategy for Corrigo and Corrigo Cares Executive Sponsor. “To set things right in a way that was bigger than ourselves and bigger than our software. As our work order count grows, and our technology grows, there is no limit to the impact we can have on the communities around us.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2018 Household Food Security Statistics released earlier this week, 37 million Americans face hunger annually, including more than 11 million children. Corrigo’s core values are predicated on helping others, and our company’s name means “to heal or set right” in Latin. That’s why we are so happy to provide meals and give back to local communities in need.
To find out more, or to see how you can help, check out the following:
- Corrigo Cares – Learn more about our new philanthropic program, and track our progress.
- Today’s Announcement - Read today’s press release about Corrigo Cares.
- Alex’s story – Hear Alex’s moving story from Jack Watkinson at Connect 2019. Look for the video “Fighting Hunger with Work Orders.”
- Feeding America – Our partner delivers more than 4 billion meals annually to people facing hunger. Learn more, donate, or volunteer!