C.H. Robinson has received an award from Second Harvest Heartland for a pilot program that boosted the nonprofit’s transportation efficiency, and for its role in shipping nearly 1 million pounds of sweet corn to food banks.
The organization’s Hunger Hero Innovation award honors the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based logistics company and its produce division, Robinson Fresh.
“With C.H. Robinson’s help we were able to improve on an important aspect of our business — getting food to those who need it the most,” Rob Zeaske, chief executive officer for the St. Paul, Minn.-based food bank, said in a news release.
Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks.
Recent community efforts by C.H. Robinson include its promotion of the AARP Foundation’s campaign, Drive to End Hunger. That raises funds to address the hunger that affects nearly 9 million Americans ages 50 and older.
C.H. Robinson sourced and shipped more than 2.5 million pounds of Tropicana clementines in packages featuring the campaign spokesperson, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. That raised more than $70,000 for the foundation.