Company partners with non-profit to support sustainable packaging for
frozen home-delivered meals to Washtenaw County seniors
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amcor Rigid Plastics is partnering with Evangelical Homes of Michigan to
support new sustainable packaging for chef-prepared, home-delivered
meals to Washtenaw County seniors.
The sustainable packaging is part of Evangelical Homes of Michigan’s
Going Green Delivery program, which will provide daily frozen meals to
homebound seniors in partnership with the Saline Senior Center and the
Area Agency on Aging 1-B.
Amcor Rigid Plastics awarded a $21,000 Amcor Community Program grant to
Evangelical Homes of Michigan in May to support Going Green Delivery
program packaging for meals that are prepared by Morrison Community
The grant also supports the purchase of a blast chiller/freezer for
Evangelical Homes of Michigan to store the frozen meals as well as
microwaves for seniors who may need them to heat their meals.
“We’re pleased to work closely with Evangelical Homes of Michigan to
improve the quality of life for local seniors,” said Michael Hodges,
Amcor Rigid Plastics director of communications and public relations.
“This strong partnership symbolizes our ongoing commitment to keep food
products safe and promote responsible packaging in our neighboring
Evangelical Homes of Michigan also will deliver frozen holiday meals in
sustainable packaging to seniors starting in late November and December.
“These sustainable meal containers will allow seniors to participate in
an environmentally friendly program while receiving freshly prepared,
nutritious meals prepared by our executive chef,” said Denise Rabidoux,
Evangelical Homes of Michigan president and CEO. “This grant from Amcor
will allow us to distribute an additional 280 meals that can be enjoyed
by local seniors on holidays.”
The Amcor Community Program awards grants to organizations committed to
food and environmental protection and the education and delivery of
essential products and services, including food, medicine and water to
communities in need.
About Evangelical Homes of Michigan
Evangelical Homes of Michigan (EHM) is a health and human service
organization that provides healthcare, housing and community services to
seniors and their families in southeast Michigan. Founded 136 years ago,
EHM is one of the largest non-profits of its kind in metro Detroit
serving more than 5,500 individuals annually.
EHM employs more than 1,000 people and believes in community outreach
and social accountability by providing 12,000 home-delivered meals,
administering more than 800 flu shots, participating in employee food
drives to stock local pantries and providing homeless children with
school supplies. EHM also contributes nearly $2 million annually in
charitable care to help those who are unable to pay the full cost of
care and services.
About Amcor Rigid Plastics
Amcor Rigid Plastics is among the world’s largest manufacturers of rigid
plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, personal care, home
care and healthcare industries with 58 facilities in 12 countries. Based
in Ann Arbor, Mich., Amcor Rigid Plastics is a subsidiary of Amcor
Limited. For details, visit www.amcor.com.
Amcor Rigid Plastics
Michael Hodges, 734-302-2503