MHI recently donated $25,550 to the Rock Hill School District Three Education Foundation, which is the foundation that supports in part the "Back the Pack" program. The money was raised as part of the proceeds from MHI Industry Night at MODEX 2020.
Back the Pack provides meals during the school year for K-12 students in need of nutritional support during weekends when school meals are unavailable. The program "operates as a part of the Logistics and Distribution instructional program at Rock Hill Schools Applied Technology Center. Students enrolled in logistics and distribution courses levels one through four learn essential skills and experiences related to career opportunities in warehouse, distribution, logistics, and transportation."
The program is continuing through the COVID-19 Pandemic with Rock Hill School District employee volunteers.
About Back the Pack
The program operates as a part of the Logistics and Distribution instructional program at Rock Hill Schools Applied Technology Center. Students enrolled in logistics and distribution courses levels one through four learn essential skills and experiences related to career opportunities in warehouse, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Students learn and work in authentic environments using industry standard equipment and procedures as well as have opportunities to obtain experience through field studies, guest speakers, and by working to administer the Back the Pack program. Advanced level coursework enables students to earn credentials and leave the program 85% industry trained. Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation partners Rock Hill Schools to provide Back the Pack as a resource for students in need of nutritional support. The Applied Technology Center provides a workforce in training to receive, sort, package, and distribute food. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina provides Back the Pack with food and packaging products.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.