CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland-Cliffs announced in a press release Tuesday that its philanthropic organization, the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation, has donated more than $ 1 million to food distribution organizations in the United States and Canada.
Cleveland-Cliffs works with 44 food distribution organizations in more than 35 communities that will benefit.
The company’s total contribution is estimated to be up to 10 million meals based on guidelines from US famine relief organizations.
Cliffs chairman, president and CEO Lourenco Goncalves said his company is recognizing the consequences of the pandemic for families across the country.
“As a direct consequence, local food banks are being asked to respond to the needs of a growing number of their fellow citizens,” said Goncalves. “As a leader in the North American steel industry and a prominent employer in many of the communities where We believe Cleveland-Cliffs has a role to play in helping these food banks. We help and encourage our hungry neighbors other employers to fight the problem of hunger by also supporting local food banks. “
Cliffs spokesmen said communities in Minnesota and Michigan will benefit from the donation, but they did not immediately disclose which specific communities or organizations they would donate to.