ARLO ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE TO HELP PROVIDE MEALS FOR COMMUNITIES SHELTERING AT HOME THROUGH SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO) today announced a campaign to help provide meals for vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through financial contributions to two Second Harvest Food Banks. Over the course of the 90-day campaign, Arlo hopes to help provide thousands of meals to those in need. With each purchase of an Arlo Video Doorbell, or any Ultra or Pro 3 Security System, Arlo will help to provide 25 meals through Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
This program is in addition to Arlo’s donations of urgently-needed N95 medical masks to local hospitals in the San Jose, Calif. and Cork, Ireland areas where Arlo is headquartered: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (San Jose, Calif.), Marymount University Hospital and Hospice (Cork, Ireland) and Ballally Primary Care Center (Dublin, Ireland).
“Our first area of focus with regards to COVID-19 has been to help protect first responders by donating urgently-needed N95 masks to local hospitals,” said Matt McRae, CEO of Arlo Technologies. “But it quickly became clear to us that the unfolding tragedy also has a severe second-order impact on the ability for people to satisfy their most basic needs including food. The campaign benefitting Second Harvest Food Banks, together with the Arlo community, will support the critical safety net of meals for those who can’t get food for their families.”
Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to more than a quarter of a million people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties every month. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has distributed more than 446 million pounds, or the equivalent of 379 million meals, to a network of community and program partners like church and school pantries, senior centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Kids Cafes, and shelters for abused women and children since its inception in 1983.
“Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is so grateful to Arlo Technologies for their support of our mission to end hunger, especially now as we work to meet the increased needs of our community due to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19,” said Barbara Wartman, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Arlo Video Doorbells and Security Systems are being utilized as people shelter-in-place for checking in on loved ones, small business security, safety notifications, and to facilitate contact- free deliveries of supplies and meals. This effort is another expression of the company’s primary mission, to provide security and protection in our communities.
If you’re interested in learning more about Arlo and its efforts to shelter and protect communities, please visit www.arlo.com. To learn more about how Second Harvest Food Banks in Silicon Valley and Orange County are building a hunger-free community, visit www.shfb.org or www.feedoc.com.