ING Financial Services, Inc. and MTM Technologies presented the Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) with $150,000 of new computer equipment and services, providing New York City’s largest community-based food pantry with technology upgrades to help strengthen its mission of reducing hunger.
The donated equipment includes 28 computer workstations, three network printers and two computer servers. The comprehensive system overhaul will make the YCP more technologically advanced than many large and medium-sized corporations, enabling staff to more efficiently perform tasks such as business accounting, ordering supplies and inventory control.
Elaine Clark, Managing Director of Corporate Communications for ING, and who also serves on the Board of Directors for YCP, said, “The Yorkville Common Pantry serves a vitally important function for thousands of New Yorkers and ING is extremely pleased to have been able to facilitate MTM’s generous donation of computer equipment and services that will help to enhance the organization’s operational efficiency.”
“MTM’s donation is reflective of our goal to be responsible corporate citizens and supportive of important charitable causes,” said Steven Stringer, President and CEO of MTM Technologies. “The Yorkville Common Pantry is dedicated to improving the lives of New Yorkers and we are proud that our technology and services will help further this important goal. MTM’s suppliers, including Cisco, Citrix, NetApp, Ingram Micro, Wyse, Microsoft, Appsense and Trend Micro, helped make this initiative possible through donations of time and equipment and we greatly appreciate their assistance and support.”
Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of the YCP, said, “We are extremely thankful to MTM for providing us with this substantial donation, which will greatly improve our efficiencies and ultimately help us provide more assistance to New Yorkers in need. We serve more than two million meals annually and offer a range of educational programs and homeless services, highlighting the importance of this substantial technology package. The YCP is also grateful to ING for connecting our organization with MTM and helping to make this donation a reality.”
MTM Technologies serves as an Information Technology vendor to ING. Through its relationship with the company MTM learned of the technology needs of the YCP. MTM visited the YCP and has subsequently committed to not only updating the organization’s equipment, but also to performing a revamp of its entire information technology system.
About ING Group
ING is s a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services. As of 31 March 2011, ING served more than 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 105,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.
About ING Commercial Americas
ING Commercial Americas, a division of global financial services company ING Group, conducts a wide range of international financial services, offering corporate finance, financial markets, debt capital markets, corporate and structured lending, and M&A advisory services. ING Commercial Americas provides in-depth client coverage, local knowledge and product expertise in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the USA.
About MTM Technologies
MTM Technologies is a leading national provider of innovative IT solutions and services to Global 2000 and mid-size companies. Partnered with the top-tier technology providers and with offices from coast to coast, our unique solution-based methodology, combined with our experience and expertise, has enabled thousands of industry-leading organizations to effectively address their business needs, optimize the returns on their IT investments, mitigate risk, and focus on growth and profitability. Additional information is available at http://www.mtm.com.
About the Yorkville Common Pantry
The Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. YCP champions the cause of the hungry through food pantry and meal distribution programs, nutrition education, basic hygiene services, homeless support, and related services. YCP’s community based programs focus on East Harlem and other underserved communities throughout New York City. More information is available at http://www.ycp.org.