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Action Center Set to Provide Grocery Boxes for 5,700 Meals This Thanksgiving

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies Hosts Drive-Through Event at Lakewood Headquarters

Lakewood, Colo. - The Action Center is preparing for its Annual Thanksgiving Distribution in which the human-service non-profit will provide over 1,400 meal kits to households in need this holiday season. These meal kits, filled with all the "fixin's," will create over 5,700 meals. This year's event will take place at Lakewood-based Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies on Sunday, November 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

I think we all know how nice it is to share a warm Thanksgiving meal with our friends and families, and yet nearly 1 in 3 Coloradans are facing food insecurity. Couple this with the fact that nearly 40% of Colorado households have seen a drop in income since the COVID-19 pandemic began; many of these households will face an uncertain and difficult holiday season. It's because of our wonderful community and partnership with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies that we will be able to help these households ensure they are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal through our Thanksgiving Grocery Box Distribution in November. These grocery boxes will not only fill stomachs, they will fill homes with holiday warmth.

             -Pam Brier​, Executive Director, The Action Center 

The Action Center will be able to serve these families quickly and efficiently through the unique drive-thru distribution at Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, a medical device company with about 2,300 Colorado employees. Each household will receive a meal kit filled with goods such as potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy, dessert mixes, and a gift card for turkey or ham at local grocery stores.

Supporting The Action Center's annual Thanksgiving meal distribution is a tangible way for our employees to help unlock the potential of our community by providing both financial and volunteer support. As many families face economic uncertainties, helping families share a Thanksgiving meal is especially meaningful in 2021.

             -Claudia Formiga, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

To learn more or make a donation for this event, please visit: theactioncenter.org

WHO: The Action Center and sponsor, Terumo Blood an​​d Cell Technologies

VISUALS: 400 community volunteers serving 1,400 families in a convenient drive-thru distribution

WHEN: Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, 10811 W. Collins Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215

WHY: 1 in 3 Coloradans are facing food insecurity. For many, this may mean choosing between paying for basic necessities and
enjoying a warm Thanksgiving meal. 

About The Action Center
The Action Center is a human-service non-profit organization located in Lakewood, CO serving those that face hardship or are experiencing homelessness in Jefferson County. The organization strengthens the fabric of its community by meeting needs in a compassionate way that connects those in need to resources, such as food and clothing and promotes pathways to lasting change.  The organization offers the single-most comprehensive range of services in Jefferson County. You can learn about the organization's services, ways to get involved, or make a donation at www.theactioncenter.org.​

About Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a medical technology company. Our products, software and services enable customers to collect and prepare blood and cells to help treat challenging diseases and conditions. Our employees around the world believe in the potential of blood and cells to do even more for patients than they do today. 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies customers include blood centers, hospitals, therapeutic apheresis clinics, cell collection and processing organizations, researchers and private medical practices. Our customers are based in over 130 countries. ​

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543), a global leader in medical technology. For more information, visit TERUMOBCT.COM.​

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