Two plastics companies are finding new ways to give back to their community.
MonoSol, a maker of water-soluble films used in products such as laundry pods, has launched a "Takeout Takeover" program to reward workers and help local restaurants in Indiana.
The program provides $70 to each of its 750 employees to spend on takeout at participating restaurants, which gives those companies a financial boost.
"MonoSol is an economic engine in our communities, and our employees came up with a really creative way to leverage our strength to accomplish two goals at once," CEO P. Scott Bening said.
And in Biddeford, Maine, Thermoformed Plastics of New England has been honored by Sentry Insurance Foundation for its work in providing face shields to first responders and health care workers.
The honor comes along with $2,500 in gifts to two charities of TPNE's choice: Good Shepherd Food Bank and Biddeford Food Pantry.
"We really need the money right now to purchase food. Since the coronavirus, we are up 22 to 25 percent in terms of need. We are thankful Thermoformed Plastics of New England understands about giving back to the community," said Don Bisson, Biddeford Food Pantry director.