Employees Mark OPENLANE’s 20th Anniversary by Packing 2,400 Food Bags
OPENLANE®, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology services provider KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE:KAR), has donated $10,000 to United Food Bank of Mesa, Arizona, in honor of its 20-year anniversary and today’s National Hunger Action Day. Along with the donation, more than 400 OPENLANE employees packed 2,400 bags of food for the food bank during the company’s day of service yesterday.
“United Food Bank is helping create a safety net of hope and relief in this community, and we’re humbled by their dedication to such a worthwhile cause,” said Peter Kelly, president of KAR and a co-founder of OPENLANE. “We’re honored to commemorate our landmark anniversary and share our success by contributing to their efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty.”
To help celebrate its 20-year history as the leader in the digital upstream automotive remarketing marketplace, OPENLANE has a similar event planned in October at the company’s technology and innovation hub in Toronto, Ontario.
“With 20 years of industry leadership, OPENLANE has a proven track record of delivering the latest technology at scale, with service and support that inspire loyalty in its customers,” said Don Gottwald, KAR’s chief strategy officer and president of Digital, Data and Mobility Services. “The dedicated team members in our Mesa office are bringing that same sense of service and support to the mission of United Food Bank today as they generously and compassionately work to support the local community.”
United Food Bank provides hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona. Last year, United Food Bank distributed almost 24 million pounds of food providing nearly 19.5 million meals. United Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. Feeding America secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger.
OPENLANE is the world’s largest, most trusted and most utilized upstream remarketing platform for OEM, captive finance, financial institution and fleet customers. OPENLANE provides data analytics and comprehensive technology solutions for more than 40 upstream marketplaces supporting 80 percent of North America’s private label brands.