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OEC Donates Record Donations and Canned Goods for Foodbank's Harvest for Hunger Campaign

CLEVELAND, OH, April 26, 2016 – OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading technology employer in Northeast Ohio, participated in the annual Harvest for Hunger campaign to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Harvest for Hunger is the Foodbank’s largest fundraising initiative, held during March and April.

For the eighth consecutive year, OEC launched internal fundraising efforts to raise awareness and funds to help the Foodbank in their fight against hunger. Through bake sales, contests, raffles and auctions, OEC was able to generate record-breaking funds and canned food donations to provide 24,083 meals that will feed hungry men, women and children in the community.

“This is always a gratifying time of the year for us. Our associates truly enjoy putting on and participating in activities that benefit a great cause.” said Amy French, OEC Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer. “A special thanks to all our associates who were very generous this year in their donations to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and helped us surpass our goal,” French added.

“OEC has a long standing commitment of helping those in our community facing hunger,” said Dan Flowers, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “We are truly grateful for OEC’s support of our Harvest for Hunger campaign and for their dedication to Northeast Ohio.”

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About OEC

OEConnection (OEC) is the leading parts ecommerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 20 OEMs and 100,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEC solutions millions of times each month to access real-time, dynamic pricing and to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Geo Money at Geo.Money@oeconnection.com.

About Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to our neighbors in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.