Rentokil Terminix marks 1 year with $100,000 donations

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October 19, 2023

PHOTO: RENTOKIL TERMINIX

PHOTO: RENTOKIL TERMINIX

Rentokil Terminix donated $70,000 to Feeding America in the U.S. and $30,000 to Second Harvest in Canada as part of the first anniversary of the merger of the two companies.

“We are humbled in making this donation to support the work of feeding thousands of children and families across North America,” John Myers, president and CEO of U.S. pest control for Rentokil Terminix, said in the news release. “This donation is just another example of how our newly combined company has harmonized our mission, vision and values. Our combined organization has a long-standing history of giving back to the communities where we live and work.”

In addition, the company will kick off a month-long food drive to help replenish food donation centers across the continent. Colleague volunteers of technicians, inspection professionals and managers, will collect canned food donations from friends and neighbors throughout October.

At the end of the 30 days, local branch managers will coordinate donation drop offs at hundreds of Feeding America’s and Second Harvest’s donation centers, coinciding with an employee contest for the top branches that will win team meals prepared and served by company executives.

According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, in the U.S. are food insecure. Every community in the country is home to families who face hunger, but rural communities are especially hard hit by hunger.

In Canada, there are 5.8 million people facing food insecurity and struggling to access nutrition, according to the University of Toronto. At the same time, according to research from Second Harvest, 58 percent of all food produced for Canadians is lost or wasted.

The day of celebration was marked with the theme of “Spirit Day,” where branches across the country were decked out in red and green decorations, and colleagues were encouraged to wear their favorite team’s jerseys or colors. From foam fingers to pom poms, Rentokil Terminix branches looked great as the teams enjoyed outdoor meals together and managers — or, in this case, head coaches — delivered presentations acknowledging national and local victories while applauding top performers and key contributors.

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Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner is the digital editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at ewagner@northcoastmedia.net.

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