To honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruan had an opportunity to provide transportation services for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s (NEIFB) Pack the Dome event at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. Pack the Dome is NEIFB’s largest food packaging event of the year with over 2,100 volunteers who pack bags for their Backpack Program. This program serves 4,100 children at 159 different schools across northeast Iowa each month. Before school dismisses for the weekend, children receive assembled bags of kid-friendly meals and snacks that fit in their school bags.
When contacted by NEIFB, Ruan’s Dedicated Operations Manager Lucas Steele jumped in to coordinate our drivers and trucks for the event. Ruan transported cereal and soup to the dome to be packaged and hauled 420 pallets of food packs back to the NEIFB after the event was finished.
“Continuing our strong partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, we are happy to be a part of the MLK Day of Service Pack the Dome event,” Steele said. “We had the opportunity to make an impact moving their goods, and I am proud of the drivers, office staff, and corporate team members who have helped us make this happen along the way.”
Additionally, seven Ruan team members from the Cedar Falls operation donated their time at Pack the Dome. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service. It encourages all Americans to bring purposeful change to their community. To learn more about MLK Day of Service, click here.
Ruan is proud to serve our communities across the country as part of our commitment to the philanthropic foundation laid by our founder, John Ruan. Thank you, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, for all you do in our community and for allowing us to be a part of the 2023 Pack the Dome event!