Why We Started
As one of the world’s largest temperature-controlled logistics solutions providers, we recognize our unique position to do good and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.
To further act on this responsibility, we created the Lineage Foundation for Good to leverage our access, influence, experience and expertise to reduce food waste and fight food insecurity – a need that was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To reduce food waste and fight food insecurity by developing a dynamic, real-time and global link between those who commercially produce our food and the individuals, families and communities who need it most.
How We Will Make Our Impact
We support various philanthropic initiatives that have an impact in the communities in which we live and work across the globe.
We are proud to partner with Feeding America, Global FoodBanking Network, and other similarly minded individuals and organizations to expand our reach, our impact and to help feed the world.
From Foundation for Good Leadership
"Food insecurity is by far the most pressing issue we are facing as a global human race today. We are working to advance the cross-sector collaboration that is needed to maintain strong food supply chains and efficiently distribute food to those in need."
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why was the Foundation created?
According to The New York Times, an estimated 270 million people worldwide are expected to face potentially life-threatening food shortages this year, compared with 150 million before the pandemic.
The Foundation, which was created by a $3 million gift from Lineage, will allow Lineage to lend its supply chain expertise to help reduce waste and streamline operations to provide immediate relief to those in.
- What is the purpose of the Foundation?
The Foundation is driven by its core mission of reducing food waste and fighting food insecurity. It seeks to create a dynamic link where safe, quality food can quickly and easily be directed from food producers to those in need -- food that would have otherwise gone unconsumed.
The Foundation will also provide a vehicle through which Lineage’s expertise and best practices can be brought to its non-profit partners so they can improve their ability to receive and store food in the most efficient fashion.
- How is the Foundation funded?
The Foundation was created by a $3 million gift from Lineage Logistics. It plans to accept multi-year annual contributions from Lineage.
Additionally, the Foundation will partner with Lineage and Lineage’s customers, vendors, and employees to facilitate product and financial contributions, volunteerism and sharing of subject matter expertise.
- What organizations or initiatives do you plan to support?
As we launch, the Foundation is proud to partner with Feeding America, the United States’ largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and Global FoodBanking Network, which connects and empowers organizations in more than 40 countries that together distributed more than 2.6 billion meals to feed 40 million people.
We look forward to establishing additional partnerships with individuals and organizations around the world whose work is aligned with the Foundation’s mission of reducing food waste and fighting food insecurity.
- Who is leading the Lineage Foundation for Good?
The Foundation will have its own leadership and organizational structure – including a Board of Directors - that oversees all activities and business affairs. Darcee Scavone, Lineage’s Vice President of Talent, Culture & Community Engagement, oversees coordination between Lineage and the Foundation.
- How can my company get involved?
To learn more about the Lineage Foundation for Good or to make a donation, contact [email protected]
Lineage Logistics Launches Nonprofit Lineage Foundation for Good Story
Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced the launch of the Lineage Foundation for Good (the “Foundation”), an independent nonprofit aimed at reducing food waste and fighting food insecurity to support the global communities where over 21,000 of Lineage’s team members live and work.