Andy Ahern of Ahern and Associates Calls on Transportation Industry to contribute to Annual Food Drive for St. Mary’s
Ahern looks to add to donation total of over $1,000,000 worth of food during last decade
Summoning his friends and colleagues throughout the transportation industry has become something of a calling for Andy Ahern. Over the last decade, the CEO of Ahern and Associates, LLC, has called upon his breadth of contacts within the trucking and logistics industries to participate in an annual, nationwide food drive for the benefit of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
The Food Bank has been a special cause for Ahern as he has a deep appreciation for the organization’s level of efficiency and stewardship. For every dollar collected by St. Mary’s, 96 cents goes back into the community and allows the Food Bank to distribute seven meals into the community.
Although the transportation industry was hit especially hard during this past recession, Ahern expects to see a regular flow of donations coming in throughout the holiday season. Prior contributors include: North American Transportation, LLC, Land-Link Traffic Systems, Benesch Law Firm, Lawrence Leasing Inc., Stan Koch & Sons Transportation, Paschal Truck Lines, Inc., Patrick Gallagher, Fenway Partners, Inc., Fikes Truck Lines, American Transport, Inc., and PGT Trucking, among others.
In addition to his regular, personal contributions, Ahern is continually impressed with the generosity of his colleagues whose donations have annually compounded until they amassed a staggering $1,000,000 worth of food for the food bank.
“This last year has put a tremendous strain on the needy which is why I’m confident that my friends in trucking will come through again for us this year,” Ahern said. “Every year I personally call upon dozens of presidents and CEO’s of trucking companies across the country to participate in this much needed food drive and they always contribute above and beyond my expectations. I can’t thank them enough.”
Terry Shannon, CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance shares Ahern’s sentiments.
“Now more than ever, with today’s economic conditions putting more and more of our neighbors in challenging financial situations, the Food Bank needs even more support from our community,” Shannon said. “Andy Ahern and his network of connections throughout the transportation industry have been incredible supporters in the past and we look forward to a successful food and fund raising campaign again this year. We could not serve the growing need without folks like Andy.”
Those who wish to further Ahern’s cause and make a direct contribution can send donations to the following address:
St. Mary’s Food Bank
C/o Ahern & Associates, Ltd
2198 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016