Axalta Teams Up with MANNA to Feed Members of Local Community with Critical Illnesses

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder
coatings, spent a day in MANNA’s full commercial kitchen in
Philadelphia. The Axalta Industrial Coatings team worked together with
MANNA to compile and package 800 chicken dinners and 770 turkey burgers
for members of the Philadelphia community battling critical illnesses,
such as cancer, AIDS, renal and cardiac disease, and diabetes. MANNA’s
meals are a vital source of nourishment and nutritional support during
patients’ time of medical crisis.

MANNA was founded in 1990 by seven members of the First Presbyterian
Church in Philadelphia. Its mission was originally was to help comfort
those diagnosed with AIDS at a time when ignorance of AIDS and the
stigma associated with the disease was at its height. Often shunned and
isolated from family and friends, MANNA was often the only source of
love and care patients knew. MANNA meals helped sustain them during the
often dark days and lonely nights that followed their diagnosis.

“Working in Philadelphia has made us accessible to many great
organizations like MANNA right in our back yard,” said Michael Cash,
President of Industrial Coatings. “The Axalta Industrial team plans to
continue our engagement by embracing our role in this community and
supporting these inspiring, local missions and projects. Aside from
helping the community, the experience is also extremely beneficial to us
as a team and as a company.”

Today, operating from a renovated 10,000 square foot facility on
Ranstead Street in Philadelphia, MANNA brings 65,000 warm and nourishing
meals each month to those struggling with a multitude of serious
diseases in Southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

The Axalta team is excited to continue its group volunteering efforts on
a quarterly basis. For more information on community programs, please


Especially for people at acute nutritional risk due to life-threatening
illnesses, MANNA
prepares and delivers delicious nourishing meals and counsel, empowering
individuals to battle illness and improve their quality of life. A small
professional staff and 1,500 dedicated volunteers bring more than 65,000
nutritious, home-delivered meals each month to individuals and families
living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. MANNA
dietitians promote wellness through nutrition education and counseling.
Through these services, MANNA provides opportunities for caring people
to extend loving support to families, friends, and neighbors. MANNA is
spelled in all capital letters.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and
providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable
solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial
vehicles to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are
designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the
materials we coat to last longer. With nearly 150 years of experience in
the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways
to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every
day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For
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