FedEx Spreads Festive Cheer by Nourishing Underprivileged Communities

FedEx team members donated more than 145 kilograms of packaged food to support local communities

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Tokyo, Japan, January 23, 2024 — More than 2,200 team members from FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, have been actively collecting over 8,000 kilograms of much-needed supplies for more than 30 non-profit organizations (NGOs) of choice across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region.

In Japan, the Purple Tote Campaign was conducted to support local NGO, Second Harvest Japan with the aim to the less fortunate over the holiday season. FedEx team members collected approximately 500 packaged food, such as instant noodles, rice, condiments, and snacks weighing over 145 kilograms, which were donated to disadvantaged communities.

These donations of supplies were made as part of the annual FedEx Cares Purple Tote Campaign which ran between October to December 2023 to empower FedEx team members to come together and support the NGOs they value most in their local communities. FedEx volunteers from 18 markets in the region including Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates took part in the program.

This year team members came together in teams of all sizes across the region. Each team worked with their charities of choice and collected goods needed most and distributed them to the charities in FedEx Cares purple tote bags. Over 2,400 beneficiaries including young children, the elderly and the underserved groups received goods with love from FedEx team members.

“Every action that improves our world, no matter how small, is something extraordinary. These individual donations under our FedEx Cares program has created new opportunities for our team members to multiply the positive impact FedEx makes in the local communities where we live and work,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express. “Committing to Do Good is one of our most important values and community action like this is one of the things that makes working at FedEx so incredibly rewarding.”

“We hope to empower our team members in driving change and actively contributing to the communities through the Purple Tote Campaign,” said Kei Alan Kubota, managing director of FedEx Express Japan. “This initiative also supports Japan’s goal to reduce food wastage, which is one of the country’s major social issues.”

As part of FedEx Cares, team members around the globe are encouraged to come together to ‘Drive forward. Give back’ by volunteering and doing countless acts of caring throughout the year. Earlier In April 2023, FedEx teams across AMEAcame together under the ’50 Days of Caring’ to support FedEx 50th anniversary. This program mobilized more than 1,000 FedEx volunteers and their families in community-based activities focused on sustainability and environmental protection, education, welfare, and support for the underserved. Learn more at fedexcares.com.