Friendship Foundation Benevolent Fund
Sponsors Employee Food Bank During COVID-19 Pandemic
Glendale, Ariz. (April 10, 2020) – Glencroft Center for Modern Aging announced on Friday that as a way to say thank you to their employees for all of their hard work they opened a food bank in the auditorium. Employees were able to fill grocery bags with items such as; toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, cereal, sugar, flour, vegetables, fruits, chips, breakfast bars, eggs, potatoes and so much more.
“We’re proud of how our team has stepped up during this challenging time to make sure we continue to fulfill our responsibility to our over 900 senior living residents.” said Tommy Medina, Chief People Officer. He continued by stating, “Our team members continue to provide the highest level of care Glencroft has been known for over the past 50 years. We are making sure that we continue that charge by taking care of our employees. Every Wednesday the Food Bank is open with new items.”
The Friendship Foundation Employee Benevolent Fund was created many years ago to assist employees in need. The Employee Benevolent Fund was established to provide financial assistance to employees who have experienced a financial crisis due to circumstances beyond their control. It is funded 100 percent from employee donations that they elect to give through payroll. Each fund has been instrumental in helping individuals with such needs as unexpected medical costs, car expenses, rent shortages and emergency situations that were not planned on such as COVID-19.
“We are navigating this situation with compassion and focusing on and encouraging employee wellbeing,” said Medina.
Contact: Millie Oakeson
VP of Corporate Communications
Glencroft Center for Modern Aging