In an effort to assist local communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, BoxLock today announced it will partner with Meals on Wheels Atlanta to deliver meals to at-risk residents of Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. BoxLock, the industry leader in secure, contactless delivery solutions for homes and businesses, will provide its smart padlocks and boxes at no cost to Meals on Wheels clients and other at-risk individuals in District 3. The smart padlock and box bundle retails for $240.
Meals on Wheels Atlanta will offer deliveries using BoxLock to its clients in the Westside neighborhood, enabling the organization to deliver meals to senior citizens in a safe, secure and contactless manner, in line with social distancing guidelines.
The partnership was facilitated by D3 Engaged, a community engagement task force organized by CivicGeorgia and District 3 City Council-member Antonio Brown. Through its outreach efforts, D3 Engaged will help identify at-risk residents who are in need of essential home deliveries like meals and specialty health supplies. BoxLock will then provide its smart padlock and box bundle free of charge to qualified households. Individuals in District 3 can also apply for the program by signing up on BoxLock’s website.
“Though we are living in such uncertain times, we’re in a position to help people bring some peace of mind into their daily lives,” said Brad Ruffkess, CEO and Founder of BoxLock. “At-risk individuals – whether by age or those who have a weakened immune system – are now relying more than ever on secure, contact-free deliveries of their meals, groceries and other critical supplies. This program eliminates the interaction between the individual and driver, and ensures that these essential deliveries are safe upon arrival. We are grateful for the full support of Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown, and honored to partner with Meals on Wheels Atlanta and the District 3 Community Engagement Task Force to bring this service to residents of the Westside.”
“Seniors are the most vulnerable during these times, and we are thrilled to partner with BoxLock and District 3 to deliver our nutritious meals in a touch-free manner,” said Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, CEO, Meals on Wheels Atlanta.
“Safeguarding our residents’ health and food security is a community priority,” said Kevin Sinha, Community Organizer and Founder, CivicGeorgia. “It’s been inspirational to work with BoxLock and Meals on Wheels Atlanta, who share our intentionality of service.”
“BoxLock, Meals on Wheels, and CivicGeorgia jumping into action to serve our District 3 seniors and at-risk residents represents the collaborative approach that defines our city,” said Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown.
HOW BOXLOCK WORKS: Delivery drivers simply press a button on BoxLock to scan the package’s existing barcode tracking number. BoxLock instantaneously connects to the internet, verifying the correct recipient and confirming the package’s delivery status. Only packages to that correct destination and out for delivery that day will unlock BoxLock, which generates a notification that gives owners real-time updates. To retrieve packages, users easily open BoxLock from the mobile application.
BoxLock’s secure package delivery technology solution is now protecting thousands of deliveries made by UPS, USPS, FedEx and Amazon to homes and businesses across the U.S. BoxLock is addressing a growing problem as more than 1.7 million packages are lost or stolen each day, and 2020 estimates project an $89 billion global loss to carriers for parcels not delivered on the first try. BoxLock’s package delivery lock is the only nationally available smart solution to protect deliveries made by all major carriers.
Launched in 2017, BoxLock is the industry leader in secure, unattended delivery technology. BoxLock’s smart padlock unlocks when out-for-delivery packages are scanned with their proprietary barcode technology. The company’s inventory, access and security solutions integrate into existing systems to help businesses make their supply chain more efficient, accountable and reliable in the first and final mile. BoxLock’s pioneering residential parcel solutions are protecting deliveries made by all major carriers at homes and small businesses across America. Based in Atlanta, CEO Brad Ruffkess founded BoxLock after his family had packages stolen from their front porch. Learn more at here.
MEALS ON WHEELS ATLANTA
Meals on Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) was founded in 1965 to support seniors struggling with poverty, food insecurity, and social isolation. Over more than 50 years, we have grown from a small soup kitchen to an organization serving nearly 347,000 meals each year throughout the Atlanta area. We have also expanded our program offerings to respond to other critical needs in our community. We now offer multiple services to support both older adults and veterans, including home-delivered and congregate meals, home repair services, and an emergency food pantry.
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