Cambium Networks believes in giving back to our communities. This year, while COVID restrictions kept us from building bicycles for children as we have done in the past, we felt compelled to help people who are struggling during this global pandemic and its effects on local economies. Our 700+ team members from around the world were encouraged to donate food to help local people in the communities where they live.
Because of the pandemic, many pantries which are typically managed by retirees have temporarily suspended operations have paused in collecting food donations. Many other pantries continue to operate with cash donations to shop for the food needed.
In addition to employee donations, Cambium Networks contributed to the following charities:
- Elk Grove Township Emergency Food Pantry – Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Elk Grove Township is part of The Greater Chicago Food Depository and is Cook County’s local food bank. They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. Working with a network of more than 700 partner agencies and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, they provide food and hope for their neighbors in need every day.
- Homeless in Teignbridge Support (HITS) Food Bank – Teignbridge, UK
Homeless in Teignbridge Support works with homeless people and those in crisis and need in our community, throughout Teignbridge and in the more rural areas. People that we have helped include those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, ex-service personnel, the elderly, families in poverty, disabled people, ex-offenders and many others.
- Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank – Thousand Oaks, California
With 1 in 5 people facing hunger issues on a daily basis, Manna has taken a strong stance against hunger in the Conejo Valley. There is no quick fix to the issue of food insecurity, but with unified dedication from our grocery partners, donors and a caring public, Manna is providing the support our friends and neighbors need. We invite you to join us in our quest, where “Neighbor Feeding Neighbor” is a daily reality.
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley – San Jose, California
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation. They provide food to more than a quarter of a million people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties every month. More than half the people we serve are kids and seniors. They distribute healthy food, including more fresh produce than almost any other food bank in the country, through a network of 310 nonprofit partners at 1,000 sites. To reach more people, they connect those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources.
- Vidyanikethan, (Society for Education and Social development) -Bangalore, India
Vidyanikethan improves the lives and livelihoods of individuals and families, especially children and women, from low income groups and from the vulnerable, marginalized and under-developed sections of the society. Our India office distributed Food and Preventions kits to people in Bangalore.
- Windsor Park Church – Chicago, Illinois
Windsor Park Church is one of the largest distribution locations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We have worked with since 2016 by collaborating to create a free Wi-Fi Hotspot with video surveillance to create a connected community hub in the middle of a food desert. Our team members also work with the Leave No Veteran Behind organization to improve lives. In the last month, connectivity has enabled them to serve as a safe place for children to study with free Wi-Fi, people to do job searches, function as a polling place in a national election, and feed hungry people on weekends from their food pantry. You can find out more about our efforts in this blog post and this video.
Cambium is glad to help others on #GivingTuesday. It is a significant part of who we are.